Is your roof leaking? Are you on a tight budget and can’t afford to hire a professional roofer? Although there are roof repairs that may need experts, there are also some damages that you can fix yourself. When it comes to minor leaks or broken shingles, there are DIY tips you can follow.
As much as hiring a repairman would be the most convenient option, you can’t always afford it. So what do you do? You can’t just leave the roof leaking in the living room forever. Stand up and tap in on your ingenuity and start working. Don’t be intimidated by the job especially if it is just a minor leak. If you don’t know where to start then follow these tips:
- First of all, put your safety first. As much as you want to get the job done ASAP, always consider the weather conditions. Don’t go working on your roof when its raining or snowing. It’s best to work when the the roof is dry to avoid accidents. Also, don’t forget to wear shoes that are not slippery – rubber sole shoes would be a good choice.
- To locate the leak, use a garden hose. Spray it in different locations and see where the leak is coming from.
- Check the gutters. Sometimes clogged gutters can cause the water to build up and for the roof to leak. So keep your gutters clean always.
- Inspect the materials. There are times when shingles may be faulty and once nailed down, they crack. When cases like this happen, it can be a factor in causing leaks.
- Check the valleys. The intersection where two roofs come together is called a valley or a ridge. When it rains, the valley is where the rainwater in the entire roof goes to and it will eventually start splashing back and forth.
- Don’t be discouraged. Sometimes, locating the leak can take some time and a lot of patience.
These are just a few basic tips especially for people with no experience in roof repairs. Here’s a video we found that could be helpful.
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