My roof is leaking how do i fix it?
Your roof is leaking and you've contacted a roofer for help, but if they can't getthere immediately there are some things you can do to to ...
Contain the Leak
If you find water dripping from your ceiling, it’s likely that water is pooling on the other side of that bulge or dark spot. Grab a bucket, or some other container and place it under the site of the drip or suspected area where the roof is leaking . You may even want to consider propping up a board inside the container so the drips hit the board and not the accumulated water. This will minimize the repetitive dripping sound.
Next, take an old screwdriver, locate the center of the bulge where water is accumulating and puncture it right in the middle. Though it might seem strange to punch a hole in your ceiling to stop a leak, the new hole will allow the water to drain smoothly and relieve pressure on the rest of your ceiling. If water accumulates and pools, the entire ceiling could collapse.
Call a local roofing Contractor
The next thing you are best to do is call a local roofing contractor to find out why the water is coming true in the first place .A roofing contractor with his experience will go in the attic & find out where the roof is leaking.Now if the roof was done within the last 15 years more than likely they can patch up the area where the felt is damaged.Other cases is that the roof is a lot older and the felt may have seens its day with age & may need to be replaced.As roofing contractors ourselfs we offer 10 years guarantee on roof repairs and 30 years guarantee on roof replacements.