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Hello Community

 

Thai friend has a roofing issue but no funds currently to repair/replace the roof.

 

The rainy season has exposed deficiencies and the house is rapidly deteriorating.

 

Are there specialists who can supply large tarps in order to temporarily protect/secure the home until a budget can be put together?

 

Many thanks

 

R

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No rental companies that I know of, but a roll of reasonably waterproof dark/light blue sheet (maybe 70 metres) is cheap enough under 500 Baht for the roll then a couple of kg of plastic rope will do the job, less than 1,000 Baht for materials

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Hi S W.

 

I don't have exact dimensions, but 2 storey roof with 4 dorms, maybe 15 metres by 15 metres.

 

One metre wide roll not suitable.

 

 

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Your info is far too vague.

My first thought was a dozen buckets as you didnt say whether the roof was leaking like a seive or had complete sections of tiles missing.

 

At 15*15m and if it was just a few places then pick up some cheap corrugated roof panels and just bodge it.

Infact here is one i did myself yesterday after falling through the roof

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Thanks E C

 

As I'm out of the country I don't know the extent of the ongoing deterioration but one of the bedrooms is apparently flooding.

 

I think the valleys are the biggest issues.

 

Also roof is quite steep.

Don't know if flat sheeting will do the job.

 

Need large areas of tarp.926465947_roof1.thumb.jpg.6370b55228d5f248e4fc3d916c390c3c.jpg

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On 9/15/2019 at 4:32 PM, sometimewoodworker said:

No rental companies that I know of, but a roll of reasonably waterproof dark/light blue sheet (maybe 70 metres) is cheap enough under 500 Baht for the roll then a couple of kg of plastic rope will do the job, less than 1,000 Baht for materials

Thanks S T.

 

What width do these rolls come in?

 

The household has been experiencing torrential rain and gusty winds.

 

How would the gaps between each sheet be protected and what method would you use to tie down the sheeting.

 

Cheers

 

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20 minutes ago, rockyysdt said:

Thanks S T.

 

What width do these rolls come in?

 

The household has been experiencing torrential rain and gusty winds.

 

How would the gaps between each sheet be protected and what method would you use to tie down the sheeting.

 

Cheers

 

They are 182cm wide, tie knots with a stone inside wherever you want to attach tie down ropes, either overlapping sheets or sticky fabric tape will work. It probably won't stop every thing but it's cheap enough to give it a go, and will certainly be better than what you have now.

 

They are the same material as the ready made tarpaulins you can buy everywhere from Global House, DoHome, Thai Watsadu to BigC and Tesco. But due to the cost of the ready made compared to the roll and the area you have to cover roll is better.IMG_8268.thumb.JPG.2742f1e332ddb17a978956a7ab813d7c.JPG

 

it is available in a stronger version at about 50% higher cost

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Thanks.

 

Can you help me identify a specific "sticky fabric tape" or other which would do the job?

 

This would be critical, especially near the valleys where temporary sheets laid over each other without substantial material to stick them together, could lead to greater volumes of run off getting into the wrong area.

 

Also, do you think folding over the ends to produce triple thickness might be more durable into which a hole can be made to anchor the sheets with the rope?

 

R

 

On 9/15/2019 at 4:32 PM, sometimewoodworker said:

No rental companies that I know of, but a roll of reasonably waterproof dark/light blue sheet (maybe 70 metres) is cheap enough under 500 Baht for the roll then a couple of kg of plastic rope will do the job, less than 1,000 Baht for materials

Thanks S T.

 

What width do these rolls come in?

 

The household has been experiencing torrential rain and gusty winds.

 

How would the gaps between each sheet be protected and what method would you use to tie down the sheeting.

 

Cheers

 

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2 hours ago, rockyysdt said:

Also, do you think folding over the ends to produce triple thickness might be more durable into which a hole can be made to anchor the sheets with the rope?

No. If you put a hole you are going to rip through the material, the method I told you is stronger. The commercial tarps which do have eyelet holes require that the edges are sewn and the holes have metal reinforcement. This is why you will pay around 20x the price per sqm 

 

2 hours ago, rockyysdt said:

 

This would be critical, especially near the valleys where temporary sheets laid over each other without substantial material to stick them together, could lead to greater volumes of run off getting into the wrong area.

Avoid the problem, don't have joins in the valleys, have the valley in the middle of a sheet

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