The roof of a home or business is always a primary concern for property owners because they can be damaged over time by weather-related events and general wear and tear. If your roof has sprung a leak, then it is crucial that it is remedied right away to ensure your property’s safety and integrity.
DIY Leaky Roof Repair
A leaky roof can be big trouble for property owners, so it is important to know what to do if you suspect your roof has a leak. Depending on the type of roof you have, here are some methods you can take to repair a leaky roof:
- Repairing Asphalt Shingle Leaks – Once you identify a leaky spot on your ceiling, check for roof damage in the same area. Waiting for it to rain can help identify exactly where the leak is, however, once you pinpoint the source of the leak, you’ll want to act fast to repair it to prevent further water damage. To repair a leaky shingle roof, straighten and repair any shingles using caulking and sealant.
- Repairing Leaky Roll Roofing – While on the roof, look closely for any cracks or breaks near the area of the leak. Cut any bubbles to release air and water, then spread roof cement under the split. If the split is large, check the substrate to ensure it is not rotting and replace it with a new piece with the same dimensions. Finally, cover the repaired area with a patch of rolled roofing and add a final layer of roof cement.
- Repairing Wood Shake Leaks – Track down the source of the leak the same way you would for asphalt shingles or roll roofing. Split any damaged shingles with a hammer and chisel and remove the nails with a hacksaw. Cut a new shingle and secure it with new nails and use roofing cement to seal any exposed nail heads.
- Repairing and Sealing Leaky Joints – Look for any gaps on the roof where water may be entering. Apply sealant or concrete to seal the gaps and repair any loose flashing. Replace large areas of flashing that are damaged with new pieces and seal them.
Sometimes, repairing a leaky roof can be a quick fix and other times, it can be a big project. While you can attempt to repair a leaky roof yourself, ultimately, it’ll be easier to call roof leak repair professionals to handle the job.
Your Central Florida Leak Repair Professionals
Identifying and repairing a leak can take a lot of time, not to mention the costs of tools and products necessary for the job. You can save yourself time, money, and the hassle of doing it yourself by calling Davis Roofing & Restoration to ensure your leaky roof is properly inspected and repaired by licensed and registered professionals.
A local, family-owned and operated construction business, Davis Roofing & Restoration have served Lake County, The Villages, and Orange County, FL with exceptional customer service and the best roofing repairs, restorations, and replacements for over 30 years. We also specialize in emergency roof repair for when natural disasters hit. If you need dependable and affordable roofing service, contact us to schedule a complimentary inspection and a free estimate. Call us today at 407-436-4587.