How to Address a Leaking Roof

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July 15, 2016 Leaking Roof, Roof

A leaking roof in your home is a problem that should not be taken lightly. It is important to find out where the origin of the leak in order to address this problem. An easy way to spot a roof leak is to check your ceiling for water stains which can be described as marks of discolouration across your ceiling. If you have an attic, use a flashlight to locate the source and mark it.

Another way to identify the source of the leak is to take a hose up a roof and run water over the areas where you think the leak is originating. However, in some cases, the leak may be hard to trace. It is possible that the water is coming in one place, but is leaking down to other places. This process may soak the entire ceiling and before you know it, extreme damage has already been done. In this case, you may need the help of roofing experts to identify and address the damage.

What are the causes of a leaking roof?

A leaking roof can be a source of a lot of problems. The framing and sheathing may rot and moulds may spread easily if you do not address the problem immediately. It is important to know what causes the leak to address the problem properly. Missing or damaged tiles may be among the reasons why roofs leak. It is also good to check for the “valleys” on the roof or areas where two planes meet. It is in roof valleys that water accumulates, and this is why they are susceptible to leaks.

The insulation of the roof may also be the source for the leak. Check the roof flashings, the sheet metals installed over the joints of the roof, to prevent water leaks. If the roof flashing is not installed properly then it may actually be the reason for the leaking of the roof. After finding out the cause of the leaking roof, assess if it is a major or minor damage.

How to fix a leaking roof

For minor damages, you can fix your leaking roof on your own. Always remember to put your safety first. Do any work on a day with good weather and make sure you have all the materials you need.  When the damage is severe, you might need to replace broken tiles. If the damage is too much to handle, you may want to consider the help of roofing experts. We at Amazing Roof Restoration have expert roofers who can fix any type of tiled roof and who are ready to help you. Give us a call as soon as possible to prevent further damage to your roof and interior.

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