Inspect your roof yearly to elude high rooftop repairs by seeing rooftop drips early.
This is what you have to look for…
Is there a leak in the roof?
Check for brown marks on your ceiling and if you found any you unquestionably have a drip. Whether this is initiated by a leaky rooftop or a water heater excess hose, you have to find the source of the leak as soon as feasible.
Mold on the ceiling is not always an ideal method to look for a leaking roof as it can be produced by wet, particularly if it’s in a bathroom or pantry room. Look in the roof space to rule out roof leaks.
How to inspect the roof space.
Use the access panel to access the attic space to inspect the roof above. Check for areas where light is shining through the tiles to localise a broken tile.
Major leaks caused by variously broken tiles, loose ridge caps or rotten flashings are best left to the professionals.
Replace a slipped tile
A bad rain storm, especially with fast winds, can sometimes cause a tile to slip out of place. This can be repaired by shifting the tile back into position.
Get a portion of stiff wire coat hanger and bend it to fashion a catch at the end. Use the catch to jerk the tile back into place along the timber cross beams that support the tiles.
If more than one tile has moved, use wooden planks to elevate the two overlapping tiles immediately above the tile or tiles you must to shift.
Replace cracked/broken rooftop tiles
For a cracked/broken roof tile, use wooden battens to raise the two overlying tiles right above the cracked/broken tile.
Attempt to jerk away from the broken tile through the opening. Should the tile been nailed to the spot, you may need to twist the nail out. If the tile is stuck in position, as a final resort, you might have to demolish the tile to remove it. Remember to wear gloves and goggles to as protection of your hands and eyes.
Position the new tile by manipulating it into position and making certain that it is placed on the support laths.
Repair slipped, cracked or broken ridge cap
This job requires you to move onto the roof to swap and cement a replacement ridge cap. If in doubt, call the professionals.
Drips around skylights and domes
Age, stormy climate, and poor installation can repeatedly result in drips around skylights, solar domes and other fitted fittings that are fastened to the roof. The consistent inspection will help detect leakages early.
Annually\Yearly examination the condition of the skylights and domes to correct any corrosion or wear and tear will make certain that these fittings don’t drip in the future.
If you suspect a leakage in your rooftop, feel free to make contact with Tremco (specialist roofing contractor) to inspect your roof thoroughly. Cell: 073 270 8270 Website: http://tremco.co.za