How to Get Started on Roof Leak Repair

If you find you have to get out a bucket to protect your flooring from a leaking ceiling, you're not alone. This problem affects many homeowners but there are ways you can take on roof leak repair yourself. With the right knowledge and tools, you can quickly make your home safe and dry again.

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You'll first need to find the source of the leak. If you have an attic, you may be able to find it there, otherwise, you will have to climb up to the roof to find the problem. It may also help to consult experts such as a friend in the business or a knowledgeable hardware shop worker.

It's important to also maintain your roof and check it periodically to stop problems before they arise. Do a visual check of the entire roof and if you find a shingle damaged or missing, you should replace it as soon as possible. When removing and replacing the shingle, work carefully so you don't end up damaging other shingles in the process.

Remember above all to work safely. Professional roofers are at risk for injuries and even fatalities because of the heat, height, and nature of work. Use a tall, sturdy ladder, move carefully, and use a partner if you can.