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Repairing Leaking Roof
You may be anxious to stop a roof from leaking, but don't risk serious injury by trying to inspect or repair it.
First, try binoculars for a closer view.
Next, check the attic for drip evidence. Leaks are rarely located directly above where the water is leaking on the ceiling. When you find a leak in the attic, push a nail, or wire through it to help you or a repair person locate it outside.

2. tarp roof

Temporary Repair
If the bad weather is set to continue and the leak is getting worst or maybe the repair person is unavailable, follow the directions for a temporary repair situation. But be sure that only a physically able person gets on the roof for these emergency measures. Unsteadiness on the ladder or roof can lead to severe injuries.

Method of Temporary Repair


2. slate roof

Cover holes in the roof, walls or windows with boards, tarps or plastic sheeting. Nail down plastic sheets or black bags with strips of wood and secure them with the likes of duct tape. If the holes are large, you may need to support the plastic in the center to keep it from ripping from the weight of the rain.

If sections of the roof or floors is sagging, you must brace all weaken areas. Improper bracing may increase damage and the chance of injury, so do not attempt this work unless you are experienced in structural repairs.

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We hope you find this information both helpful and educational with regard to roofing and roof repairs.
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