Repairing a Leaking Roof from the Inside

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Repairing a Leaking Roof from the Inside

Posted By Roof Crafters LLC     May 1, 2022    


So, we’ll present here step-by-step guides on how to repair a leaky roof from the inside.

Repair Leaks the Moment You Spot Them

Once you notice a roof leak, you should take quick and practical measures to contain the problem. A leaking roof can cause considerable damage over time. Also, it may produce weaknesses that might lead to severe results during periods of extreme weather.

Even a minor leak may rapidly turn into a flood in your attic during heavy rains. Water may filter into your walls and ceilings, eventually affecting your home’s foundation. 

Is this your case? If so, call an emergency roof repair company as soon as possible to repair the hole in your roof. But, if they cannot reach your home in time, you can take certain precautions to avoid more damage.

Fixing a Roof Hole from the Inside

  1. Go to the Attic

Finding and inspecting the source of the leak requires going to the attic. But this area uses to be hazardous. Thus, proceed with caution. This might result in a dangerous collapse, particularly if the leak compromised the drywall.

  1. Determine the leak source

Observe the shapes or directions of water flow to pinpoint the location of your leak. Place a bucket under the leak to drain any puddles or standing water. This way, you will capture the leaking water and safely remove any severely damaged insulation with an exacto knife. Then, get rid of it in a wastebasket.

Furthermore, keeping mold spores out of your home’s ventilation system is a wise idea. Are you unsure that you can handle this task? Contact a professional roofing companies in Folsom Louisiana.

  1. Create a roof patch

For a short period, you can manage any reasonably minor roof leak. All you need is a tiny portion of plywood, roofing tar, and a putty knife from your local hardware store. 

Spread the roofing tar over the hole using a putty knife. Besides, make sure that it completely covers the hole. Then, lay a small piece of plywood over the tar and apply additional tar over the patch to bind it to the surface.

You got it! You have applied a temporary solution to that roof hole. But remember, use a provisional remedy like this only if you cannot get an emergency roof repair service to go to your home soon.

On the other hand, hiring a competent contractor is always better than attempting do-it-yourself repairs.

  1. Locate and repair the leak

The only way to avoid a leak from repeating is to repair the problem from the roof’s outside. Make a mark of where the leak is in your attic. Later, the roofing company will be able to estimate the leak position on the roof exterior.

You will help the contractor’s external inspection by reducing its search area. Likewise, it will speed up the repair process.

Is It Time to Replace Your Roof?

Roof leak repair will not be able to save every roof. Frequently, a total roof replacement is the best decision you can make. Additionally, your insurance provider may reimburse your expenses.

Contact Magnolia Roofing in Mandeville, Covington, Madisonville, Folsom, Abita Springs, and Slidell, LA at 985-200-4812 or visit our website to get a free estimate and learn about our industry-leading warranties.