Installing an EZ Kwik Plug Roof Patch

This video is a complete overview of the Kwik Plug Roof Patch. This is my follow-up video to: Tree Fell On Roof- How To Make A Temporary Leakproof Repair. I will put a link down below and at the end of the video.
Here’s a product description from the manufacturer:
“The Gibraltar Building Products Kwik Plug Roof Patch makes it easy to cover pre-existing holes, 8 in. x 8 in., in your home’s roof, such as vents, or holes caused by storm or animal damage. This patch installs easily with nails and resists cracking and weakening in all temperature extremes. The Kwik Plug is made from durable galvanized steel and OSB.”
-12 in. x 12 in. Patch eliminates the need for cutting plywood

-Resists cracking in extreme cold and weakening in heat

-Intended for holes no larger than 8 in. x 8 in.

-Easily installs with just 8 nails

My overall opinion is that the Kwik Patch works very well and is much faster than trying to frame out the hole and fit in a piece of OSB. This method is very handy because all the work is done on top of the roof and not inside the attic or garage.

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Link to previous video, Temporary Roof Patch:


  1. Looks a little like overkill. You would think a good epoxy patch would
    repair the hole. As long as it’s not exposed to the elements, and even if
    it was, the patch would be more water tight than the wood around it. You
    wouldn’t need your saw and it would be cheaper.

  2. Great video! Your instructional video was a great help. It not only help
    give me confidence to attempt this repair but it also gave me an idea of
    what to expect each step of the way. Thank you for your time and for
    sharing your expertise! Great job!

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