How Do You Find Roof Leaks
A leaking roof can be a real pain because trying to find it can take days for the unskilled. There may be more than one leak and the water may follow a long and strange course to a point where it’s noticed. Then there are time and cost if you need to call a roofing contractor. There may be a delay in finding these small annoying leaks so a temporary fix like using a roof sealant may be a tentative first step
Sometimes a leak will have been present for a while but you only notice it after a heavy downpour and trying to track back can be problematic. One of the latest search methods is using infrared imaging. Infrared cameras can be pricey so it’s usually best to make an appointment with a local contractor who can provide a leak detection service to go along with their regular roofing services.
Whether your home is new or 30 years old sometimes there’s a weakness in the construction which is uncovered by a severe storm and having a few ideas about how to find out what’s causing the problem you are left to the timescale of the roofing service company.
In this practical article by Tara Mastroeni she goes into 10 ways to search out and find common roof leaks.
The 10 Most Common Causes of Roof Leaks
No one wants to have to go running for a drip bucket every time it rains. Not only is having to stay on top of the weather forecast annoying and impractical, but that one small drip symbolizes a larger roofing issue – and we all know that roofing issues mean an investment of time and money. In an effort to save you that investment, we’ve compiled a list of The 10 Most Common Causes of Roof Leaks. We’ll tell you what they look like, why they happen, and how to fix them.Whether your roof is two years old or twenty keep this list handy. You never know when it could mean the difference between doing a quick repair or a major remodel…Read more here
There was some great advice in the above article and should give you a good starting point if the worst happens and you need to find the old bucket…The following article by Christophor Jurin goes into a little more depth with detailed explanations regarding leaks and unexplained internal wet stains.
Help! How Do I Determine What Is Causing My Roof Leak?
Locating the source of a roof leak is not an exact science. It is a process of elimination due to the fact that a roof leak may have several contributing factors and may not always be the direct result of one specific problem associated with your roof….Read the rest of the original article here
The previous articles discuss how to search and discover where the problem arises and helps get an idea of the size of the problem. The next in-depth article focuses on how to fix the leaks at different points in the house structure. Either finding a broken tile or damaged flashing at say the chimney stack. This following article is from different resources but is compiled by WikiHow and also shows what kind of tools you may need.
How to Repair a Leaking Roof
The following steps will instruct you on how to identify problems and make repairs to flat, shingle and wooden shake roofs. You should try to work on your roof on a day when the roof is dry, to prevent accidents…find the original article to read here
These articles cover all the basics for you to discover any potential leaks in your roof and put you in a better position if you need to hire a roofing service company.