How To Repair A Leaky Roof

How To Repair A Leaky Roof

Failing to repair a small roof leak could cause significant damage to a home, so it’s important to find and correct the problem as soon as the symptoms start to appear on the ceiling or walls. Many of the issues with roof leaks found in homes and buildings are repairable. In this following guide we dive in to give you some quick tips on how to spot a leakage and the necessary steps you can take to fix it.

 1. Locate The Primary Source Of A Leak

Have you come across any soiled stains and musty mould growth on the ceilings? It is most likely that your roof is experiencing a leak. Carefully observe the location and source of the leak. Since roof leaks happen in many places, take into account the roofing shingles as well. Roof shingles, a popular roofing style, are flat and rectangular in shape and made of asphalt, composite and other roofing materials put together. Applied from the base of the roof upwards, shingles overlap to provide full coverage. A roof leakage could occur if the shingles are missing or have gone out of shape, cracked and curled. 

Another possible source of the leak could be roof vents which are used to expel excess moisture from the inside of the house. These can be anything from the metal flashing that is placed above the roofline. Failure to properly seal in a roof vent becomes an easy target for water to infiltrate and dampen the entire area.  

2. Replace Damaged Roof Vents And Skylights

For good light flow and ventilation, roof skylights are attached to pitched roofs in accordance with the requirements of many different homeowners. Glass is more of a traditional material option. Poor installation of skylights can cause poor performance. Skylight replacement will be crucial in any case where there are cracks in the glass. You can also check if the weather seals are well aged and peeled off. If so, then this is also why your skylight may be leaking. Sometimes the roofing vents that regulate your home’s internal temperature can deteriorate. Check for dislodged parts holding these vents to the roof and repair them immediately. 

3. Get Rid Of Clogged Gutters And Other Plant Growth

If you find water cascading from the peripheries of your roof gutters, it’s a sure sign of a clogged roof gutter. When leaves, twigs, and other plant debris build over a long period of time, this may obstruct water to pass along easily. Make it a priority to clean your gutter system every season to avoid it from causing water floods and stagnancy.

Contact A Roofing Specialist

Your best option is to always have regular maintenance performed on your roof because fixing leaks in a roof can be a laborious task. And if you are finding it difficult to climb up on roofs, it may be time to call in a professional roofing specialist to inspect the situation and take care of any roof leak repair in Singapore. Feel free to contact us on +65 6844 0044 or email to make an appointment.