Usually, it’s difficult to find the source of roof leak as it instigates in another place from where the leak appears. In order to find the source of a leak and tips on how to fix it, follow Modi Builders Feedback for regular updates.
Water typically enters through damaged, cracked, or missing shingles; where nails have probably loosened; or through rusty or feebly sealed roof around vents, or chimneys or along the joints of roof planes.
Once water flows through the roofing, it passes along the casing, roof rafters, or surface of ceilings till the time it makes a place to leak down—inescapably onto your furniture and other items.
How to fix roof leakage
As per Modi Builders Feedback, try to find the roof leak during the day. Reach for the attic with a bright torchlight; step only on safe framing members and not on the ceiling below—none of these will provide you a strong support! Begin above the spot where the leak has cropped up and work your way uproof, seeking dampness along the framing members.
If the weather has been arid for some time, try to find water stains, or discolorations on the wood due to moisture. Then turn off the light and find a crack where daylight enters through the roof.
If you’re unable to find the source of a leak from the garret or by visual check on the roof surface, wait for dry weather conditions and seek someone’s help for conducting a water test. For this, one person climbs the roof with a garden hosepipe; the other person goes in the attic with a bucket and a flash light.
The person inside the attic observes vigilantly while the one on the roof pours water on the roof, starting at the base and gradually working uproof until water leak appears in the attic. Once you find the leak, put a nail in the hole to mark its position for repair.
The precise techniques for repairing the roof leak will be based the roofing material and construction type.
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