Roof leaks are a headache most homeowners will deal with. This video will show you how to identify and quickly repair a leak in your roof.
The first step is to go up and take a look at the layout of the roof. Secure your ladder and identify vulnerable points that may be causing the leak. Chimneys and the edges of the roof are usually the culprits.
If there are no obvious pipes, try to map out where the leak is from where it’s dripping from. The hole or breach causing the leak may be higher on the roof than where the leak is occurring, and the water can travel down.
Look for nails or loose shingles. Once you find it, decide how quickly you need it fixed. A quick way to fix it is to pop the shingle off with a flat bar, use aluminum and shove it into place, and then secure the shingle back on top with sealant.
If you’re using the quick fix, make sure to plan on getting a shingle to replace it eventually. You will need a more secure and permanent fix for the future.
There you have it, a quick and easy way to secure a leak when you’re in a pinch. If you are having leaking problems more often, or the leak is more severe than the one in the video, you’ll want to contact a local roofing company to take care of it.