It’s happened to all of us before. We’ve all been targets of a leaky roof. How many times have raindrops splattered on your forehead while you’re lounging at home, awaiting the downpourto subside?
Believe us when we say we can relate, and that’s why we know this little blog will help you out a bit. Listed for you below are four tips on repairing roof leaks or fixing a leaky roof.
- Find the Leaky Culprit
You may not always know your roof is leaking, but a very common sign is the ceiling’s water stains. Once you see that, pinpoint the leak’s location, grab a pair of binoculars, and head outside to find where the leak is.
Do you see any cracked or perhaps missing shingles? That’s the source of the leak. The leak was probably caused by shingles butting, or maybe the caulking has been compromised.
- Secure Any Curled Shingles
Roofing cement is a necessity here. When you’re aiming to repair a leaky roof, apply an appreciable amount of roofing cement to the underside of the shingle or shingles in question. Do this to ascertain both the corners and edge are secured.
- Get Rid of Damaged Shingles
Are your shingles cracked, rotting, or maybe even missing? You can opt to replace them and save yourself time and trouble. Removing a shingle is easy, but you have to be careful, lest you injure yourself.
Just lift the edges of the surrounding shingles and use your trusty pry bar to remove the nails. Always exercise caution when doing this. Once the nails are gone, the shingle will easily slide out.
Ifthe thought of you climbing a ladder and yanking nails out of your roof doesn’t appeal to you too much, we’ll be more than happy to do it for you instead.
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