Roof Leak Repair Round Rock

Roof Leak Repair

Finding the source of a roof leak can be difficult. There are a couple of ways of going about it, and a combination of the two is probably the best in going about a roof leak repair.

I have helped many a homeowner with their roof leak repair in Round Rock, and a seasoned roofer will know what to look for once on top the roof. Water will work its way into areas of the roof that have been compromised. Vulnerable areas are the result of either age or physical damage. Inside the house, you can trace back from where its dripping to the source.

The easiest place to start is in your attic. Start with the lights on and look for visible signs of either wetness or noticeable deterioration.  If there are visible signs, follow it to it’s eventual source and mark it before it dries.

Then turn off  the lights and check for any points of daylight streaming in. If all goes well the place you marked is confirmed by the daylight leaking in the attic.

No mater the situation, once I get on top, it always comes down to one or more of the following eight reasons for the roof leak. Over the many years of inspecting roofs, I have managed to put together this list which helps me determine the causes of all leaks.

Here is my check list of areas I’ll look for issues:

  • Age of Roof
  • Damaged Shingles
  • Patched Roof Sections
  • Missing Shingles
  • Exposed Fasteners
  • Installation Problems
  • Vulnerable Areas
  • Multiple Layers

Remember, simply looking at the physical condition of the roof covering will be the strongest indicator for you to determine what shape the roof is in. An expert roofing contractor will know what the shingles look like new, and what they look like at end of life. This takes experience.

 

Quick Fix

If you know where the leak is, you may be able to apply a temporary fix until a long term solution can be applied.

This will take getting on the roof. This is not for everybody. If you can wait for a professional, do it.  It’s just not worth an accident.

Take a sheet of galvanized metal flashing and slide it up and under the damaged shingle. I wouldn’t suggest any nails. A roofing contractor knows where nails should go, and you want to avoid putting any more holes in roof.

 

Homeowner Options

The job may require the insurance company to get involved or the work may be small enough to be covered out-of-pocket. Together, the homeowner and I will identify the damage, check the age of the roof and come to a conclusion. At that point, either a whole new roof is recommended or a simple fix, such as repairing a few sections, will be suggested.

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