How To Patch A Leaky Roof

Is your home currently the victim of roof damage that is resulting in leakage? Owning a home with a leaky roof is never fun. My Florida Roofing Contractor has all the information you need in order to make sure your home is protected from water. We are certified roofing contractors Vero Beach FL.


Find The Leak

Before you can even think of repairing the roof leak, first you need to locate it. The source of most roof leaks is hard to find because it originates away from where the leak shows up. This can get quite frustrating and stressful. This is why it is a good idea to let the professionals handle the situation.


In order to find the source of a leak, follow our roofer’s advice and “think like water”. When it comes to water, it typically comes in through worn, broken, or missing shingles. They also occur where nails have worked loose or through corroded and poorly sealed roof shingles around vents, skylights, or chinleys. They can also come from the intersections of roof panels.


Once the water has passed the roofing, it begins to flow along the sheathing, roof rafters, or topside of ceiling until it finds a place to drip down. If you are unlucky enough, it will make its way to your furniture.


It is most helpful to find a roof leak during the day. If your home has an attic, head up there with a flashlight. This is going to be the most typically place a leak will be visible. Make sure you step on only secure framing members and never directly on the insulation or topside. This can cause you to fall straight through. At that point you will really have a roof problem. However, we are here for you if that happens as well. Utilizing your flashlight, start above where the drip has occurred and work you way uproof, keeping an eye out for wetness. Trust our professional roofing contractors Vero Beach FL. We will get the job done right.


How We Patch Leaky Roofs

  • Partially unroll or unfold enough heavy polyethylene sheeting to cover the leaking section of the roof.
    • We add about four feet extra and cut it with a utility knife. From there, we wrap one end around a 2×4 that is as long as the plastic’s width. We then staple the plastic along the wood piece and nail the boards together with 3 inch nails.


  • Place the sandwiched end of the plastic along the eaves.
    • We stretch the sheeting from eves to ridge. We run it over the top of the ridge and down the other side a few feet.


  • Sandwich the top end of the sheeting with another pair of 2x4s.
    • This makes it so the patch wont get carried away from the wind. We make sure not to nail any part of the assembly to the roof that way the repair process will be smooth and easy.


Contact Us

Choose us when you are choosing a contractor for a leaky roof. We are one of the greatest roofing companies in Vero Beach FL. My Florida Roofing Contractor, which was formerly known as Reyes Group General Construction, was established in 2003. My Florida Roofing Contractor is committed to using quality products, providing excellent service, and delivering the best customer care possible. My Florida Roofing Contractor provides all clients with a warranty for all completed projects. We are the best roofing contractors Vero Beach FL. Please give us a call today and see for yourself.

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My Florida roofing is an amazing company to deal with. The recently redid our roof from shingles to standing seem metal roof. It looks amazing. I got roughly about 10 quotes from the top roofers in Indian river county and they help educate me and showed me different options of material's for the new roof. Their team came in and stripped reroof the entire home in about week to do great weather. They strip and relapse before any rain could hit the exposed material. Rene and Maxine are such a pleasure to deal with. The are very upfront about everything and every detail that you speak with Rene about is backed up with written documentation so you know and see exactly what you are paying for. They also show and explain the different options to add on if you choose to. They are very quick to respond and answer any questions you may have in a timely matter. No doubt in my mind did I make the right decision going with My Florida Roofing. I recommend and would you use them again for any future projects. Again thank you Rene, Maxine and all of the team at My Florida Roofing for making a new roof process so quick and painless

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The Reyes' were very friendly, accommodating and professional. Rene visited the site often to check on the work. The crew was professional friendly and efficient. We had our roof replaced, asphalt shingles to metal, almost a year ago now and still marvel at the look. The color matches perfectly with the house trim. I highly recommend MyFloridaRoofing.

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