Leaking roofs can quickly cause property damage. It is imperative that you act quickly to stop a leaking roof. You are in the right place if you don’t know where to start.
Protect the Interior
First, remove all electronics, furniture, and valuables from the affected area. Make sure that the water doesn’t get back to its original location. To minimize damage to the floor, place a bucket underneath the water. Keep emptying the bucket until it becomes full.
To cover the leaky roof, place a tarp inside. Nail a wooden board to it. Place the tarp a few inches beyond the area that is damaged.
Locate the source and redirect it
Sometimes, the main leak is not from the roof hole. Locate the source of the water. After you’ve done this, make a hole in the ceiling near the source to drain any accumulated water.
Apply cement or roofing tape
Cement or roofing tape can be applied to the affected area from either inside or out. These items are both inexpensive and easily available on the market.
Get help from a professional:
Many people wait to call a roofing specialist if the damage is minor and temporary. A single roof leak can indicate a damaged roof, and can quickly lead to damage that could affect your entire interior.
Even for a small leak, any solutions that you might try are likely to only be temporary. It is better to call a professional to fix the problem permanently and inspect your roof for any other potential problems.
This post was written by a roofing professional at KCG Roofing. KCG Roofing is a premier roofing contractor that does Riverview roofing! KCG Roofing has the experience and expertise to replace or repair your roof with quality materials and excellent craftsmanship. All our roofs are backed by a 15-year leak-free guarantee, the highest in the industry. We have been family-owned and operated for over 40 years.