Repairing a Leaky Roof…The Easy Way

Roofing Repair SolutionIf you have a leaky roof, there are always two options. You can repair a leaky roof when it involves minor leak problems. You can use do-it-yourself roof repair methods. For more serious issues, Collins Roofing Inc. recommends that do not ignore the damage for long. You should call in a professional roof repair company that can do it for you.

The good news is that minor roof leaks can usually be repaired in a few hours and without professional assistance if you know what you are doing. It’s best to ask a professional roof repair service to check the extent of the damage and the repair required.

If you notice water stains in your ceiling, then you probably have a leaky roof. The tricky part is finding the source of the leak, while the repair work is relatively more straightforward. It wouldn’t be wise to put off fixing the leak. Over time, the leak could cause more serious problems, such as mold growth, insulation damage and the ceiling’s gradual destruction.

Finding Roof Leaks

Look for roof penetrations, such as vents, dormers and chimneys where leaks are susceptible. Inspect the attic if you have one, to look for roof leaks too. If you have the right equipment, you could check the roof yourself; but it is best to consult a professional repair service to check for you.

Fixing Small Leaks

If you want to repair the roof on your own, here are two of the basic ways you could do on your own.

1. Get rid of loose shingles and replace them with new ones.
If your shingles are curling, flatten them with roof sealant or glue. Before fixing curled shingles, treat them with a heat gun to soften them. You could fasten the tops using roof cement.

2. If you see cracks or blisters in the roofing material, you could to cut a line through the material but be careful not to damage the roofing material underneath. Use a material that will absorb water from the roof until it is dry. Apply roofing cement over the area and nail it down.

Whether you handle the roof leak on your own or call in a professional, it is best to take timely notice of the problem. It will save you a lot of time, effort and money.