Roof Leak should be stopped after it is found. Here are some tips on finding and fixing the leak on the roof.
#1. Search for Signs of Leak
Do not be timid if the running water does not show you the leak’s exact location. You need to start to remove the shingles in suspect areas. As they are removed, leak evidence will show and track the leak down to the source. Water-stained or felt paper that is discolored around the leak is what you can find.
#2. Track Down a Leak
Tracking down a leak should be started by looking at the roof uphill and see it from the stains. Look for any penetration on the roof. Until now, the most common leak source is the item that penetrates the roof.
#3. See Any Penetrations
The penetrations can include roof vents and plumbing, dormers, chimneys and other project that through the roof. Several feet above or on the left or right side can be where the leak is.
#4. Check the Attic
If you have the access to the attic, the easiest way for tracking down the leak can be by making use of that access. Go up to the access with a flashlight and see the evidence. Mold, black marks or water stains will be found.
#5. Go up on the Roof
If you have vaulted ceiling to have problems on the access, it is necessary to do close examination to the roof by going up on the roof.
#6. Roof Repair on a Sunny Day
Do the roof repairs on a sunny day, for the completely dry roof. The wet roof is very dangerous and is slippery. Any roof repairs should also be in adequate measures. It is also highly suggested to use the safety ropes.
#7. Use Supporting Tool
Use a framework of ladder on the steep roofs, for secure anchoring reason. Moreover, use the shoes with rubber soles. It will provide the best traction when doing the project on the roof.
After all, looking for the leak maybe rather intriguing, for the leak may not easily found when you think you found it. Be patient when finding the leak and stopping it by fixing. You need to keep the power lines location.