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How To Repair Your Leaking Roof

A roof leaking during a heavy rainfall can be very disturbing. The rain can drip into the ceiling and start dropping into the house. In no time the house would become saturated. However, finding a leak can take some time. Finding the problem is usually the most difficult part of repairing a leaking roof. When you notice a leak, it may not be coming from the area where its dripping. You have to be patient so that you don’t repair the wrong place.

The first step is to arm yourself with a torchlight and head to the attic. Be careful so that you don’t miss your step. Step on the joist carefully and when you have got your bearing, use the torchlight to examine the underside of the roof. Look closely to see if you would find an area that is darker than the surrounding roof sheathing. If you discover any spot covered with mold, there is the possibility that you have discovered the vulnerable area. It may be more challenging to find the leaking area during the dry season. The best method is to create an artificial storm. It would require the assistance from another person. One person should go to the roof with a garden hose to wet the roof, then another should go into the attic with a torchlight. By so doing you can easily locate the affected area.

Having located the affected area, the next step is to fix it as it will only get worse. Most times, it involves replacing a single sheath or two. If the leak is as a result of metal flashing around the chimneys, just reseal the joints with a caulk gun of roofing cement. If you find out that some joints were previously damaged, apply a fresh coat with a putty Knife.

These are some of the tools you need to have before you can fix your leaking roof properly.

• Hammer
• Nails
• Buckets
• Plywood
• Staple gun and staples
• Tape measure
• Putty knife
• Sponge
• The roofing sheet
• Scissors
• Screwdriver

It is advised to wear old clothes when you’re working on your leaking roof. Tough stains from the roofing sheet can be difficult to get off. Extreme caution is advised when going on the roof especially during the rainy season. Examine the extent of the damage to know if you need to call a professional for help or you can do it yourself. There are a lot of companies out there who can do a good job at fixing your leaking roof. A fall from the roof can be life threatening. Also, wear a rubber- soled shoe and secure the ladder to the siding so that it does not get blown away by the wind.

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James NicholsonJames Nicholson

I cannot recommend My Florida Roofing Contractor-Rene Reyes highly enough! As our roof was reaching its 20-year mark, we decided to entrust My Florida with the task, and we couldn't be more pleased with the experience.

From start to finish, the entire process was seamless and impressive. The roof passed its final inspection just a week after the work commenced, a testament to the efficiency and quality of their work. The crew's service and work ethic were truly outstanding, and their teamwork and attention to detail were remarkable.

Throughout the project, I was kept informed of every step, ensuring that I was always in the loop. The crew's professionalism shone through not only in their work but also in how diligently they cleaned up after themselves. To top it off, the roof was completed by the end of the second day, showcasing their commitment to timeliness and excellence.

Dan, who was present throughout the entire process, deserves special commendation for his professionalism and the smooth flow he brought to the project. Working with him was a pleasure and ensured that everything went according to plan.

In conclusion, My Florida Roofing Contractor-Rene Reyes exceeded our expectations in every way. If you're looking for a reliable, efficient, and professional roofing contractor, look no further. Thank you to the entire team for a job well done!

Celeste CenterCeleste Center

Wow! My roof is beautiful! Felix is very knowledgeable and walks you through the process. The crew was very professional, respectful, and efficient. They did a free temporary patch of a leak. They got the work done right on schedule. The best roof for the lowest price! They are approved contractors with the My Safe Florida Home grant program.

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