How To Locate And Repair A Roof Leak
If you have water stains on your walls and ceilings, it could well be because of your leaky roof. Even if you can put up with the unsightly blemish, it’s highly recommended for you to ensure this leak is fixed as soon as possible.
Most roof leaks get worse as time goes on and can cause problems like mold, rotted framing, or destroyed ceilings. To repair these problems will far more stressful and more expensive than repairing the leak in the first place.
Repairing roof leaks
Repairing a roof leak once you’ve found it is pretty easy. Locating it isn’t always simple though.
If you can access your attic, the simplest way to find a leak is to enter it with a flashlight and look for evidence of the leak, such as stains or mold. If you don’t have attic access, the following trick may help you, although you’ll need a friend’s assistance.
You’ll need a friend stood inside, by where the leak is dripping. Meanwhile, you’ll have a ladder with a garden hose and spray water in isolated areas for a minute at a time. Instruct your friend to signal you when the water appears to be flowing through the leak. The leak will be based where you’re spraying the water at that time.
You can stop a leak yourself if you’re aware of the right plan of action, but this might often require some prior know-how or experience. The most efficient way to stop a leak once you’ve discovered its source is to replace whatever faulty part of the roof you have discovered. This could be worn shingles, misshapen titles, or rotting insulation. Each part of the roof will need different treatment. If you’re unsure about the best plan of action, it is best to consult a professional in the roof repair business.
Caulk or roof cement may temporarily solve the problem, but it’s unlikely to be a long-term solution for a leaky roof. The necessary mechanical fix is always a more efficient choice in the long-term, even if it means paying a professional to complete the job.
Horn Brothers Roofing are experts in roof repair and roof maintenance. Contact us today for more information and to receive a free consultation.