Roof Leak Repairs
When your roof is leaking, we advise that you locate the source of the leak as soon as possible. Leak repairs could help prevent further damage to your home. It is advisable to seek the consult of roofing experts who can help remedy your issue by implementing preventive measures to avoid future leak occurrences.
Roof leaks can be repairs could entail numerous options that include: asphalt shingle roofing, wood shake or composite roofing, and traditional tile roofing repairs just to mention but a few. Roof leaks may occur through different ways, most of which are caused by Mother Nature, like holes caused by lightning, or heavy rain drops.
Repair asphalt shingles usually last for about 15-20 years. Torn shingles could result to rain leaking into your home causing damage. The damaged shingle should be completely removed, a shingle that is similar to the damaged area should be cut and slid into position. The replaces shingle should then be fastened with nails, and the nail heads coated.
Other systems such as the laminated roofing shingles are thicker than the standard asphalt. To fix any leak on them, you would be required to use longer nails to fasten the shingles. The leaks on such roofs are fixed in a similar manner as that of the asphalt shingles.
It is also possible to repair a leak in flashing. More often than not, leaks occur where flashing is either poorly installed or failed. In a situation where lead flashing is gouged into a wall, it is recommended to use lead wedges.
To repair a leak in flashing, there are some materials required: a screwdriver, dusting brush, lead sealant, flashing clips, and a sealant dispenser. The first step entails dusting any debris present in the joint, and removal of any old sealant or mortar.
The next step is to push flashing clips into the joint using a screwdriver to hold the lead in place. After that, a continuous bead of lead sealant should be run along the joint.