Stop The Leaks On Your Roof Once and For All

When it rains, it pours – and the mess can be downright intolerable when your roof starts leaking. You might be feeling scared, frustrated, or even hopeless. You’re not sure how to go about repairing a roof leak.

Never fear – this blog post is here to help! We’ll walk you through the most common causes of roof leaks and provide tips for fixing them yourself. Learn all you can, and get that pesky leak taken care of once and for all!

How To Identify Your Roof Leaks?

It can be tricky to identify whether or not you have a leaking roof, as often the damage isn’t immediately visible. However, there are a few tell-tale signs that you can look out for:

  • Water stains on your ceiling
  • Dark marks on your ceilings
  • Mold or mildew growth on your walls or ceilings
  • Cracks in your walls or ceilings

Once you identify these spots, look for roof penetrations or missing/misplaced tiles. It doesn’t have to be directly on the same spot, so look several feet around it. It could be right, left, or above.

Pro Tips To Repair Different Roof Leaks

  1. For small leaks: Apply a generous roofing sealant to the area. Once the sealant has dried, apply a layer of roofing tape over the area. Finally, cover the tape with another layer of sealant.
  2. For bigger leaks: You’ll need to patch the hole or replace the damaged shingles with a piece of flashing or other material.
  3. For missed nails on the framing member: Start removing the damaged shingle. Then, drive a new nail into the edge of the shingle, making sure to hit the framing member beneath it. Finally, install a new shingle to cover the repair.
  4. For rotted or torn plumbing vent boots: Remove the old vent boot with a screwdriver or a utility knife. Install the new vent boot with a sealant around the pipe that runs from the roof to the house. Then put the new boot over the pipe and secure it with screws or nails.
  5. For cracked plastic or metal roof vents: If the vent is made of plastic, you can use a heat gun to melt the plastic together. If the vent is made of metal, you must use a metal patch to cover the hole. Finally, if the hole is large, you may need to replace the entire roof vent.
  6. For rusted flashing: Remove any loose rust from the surface of the flashing with a wire brush or sandpaper to remove the rust. Once the rust is removed, you’ll need to apply a primer to the flashing. After the primer is dry, you can then apply paint or sealant to the flashing.

Get The Repairs You Need Without Breaking The Bank

Doing all these repairs on your own doesn’t sound so exciting, and there’s always a chance for things to go south. So why risk it? If you need roof repairs, you want to ensure the job is done right. That’s why you should call Best Roofing and Construction.

We’re a team of professionals dedicated to delivering our customers the best possible service. We’ve been in business for over the years, and we use only the highest quality materials. So if you’re looking for a more professional approach to your roof repairs, call us. We guarantee you won’t be disappointed with our work.