Flat roof leak repair
In order to make sure that your roofing is properly protected, you need to do your part by making sure that you do not have a leak. If you do have a leak, there are steps that you can take in order to have it repaired. Keep reading to learn more about these steps.
Clean out any debris or other matter that may be laying on the surface of the building. The dirt may be from the past, the lawn and garden work, or you may have dropped objects down the gutter of the building. Remove as much debris as possible.
Clean out the gutters. Dirt may be sitting in the gutters, which could be causing problems with your roof. Remove as much debris as possible and clean out the gutters with a very strong solution that can be used to remove soil from the gutters.
Clean out the eaves. This part of the roof is built higher than the rest of the roof, so it should be removed separately. Make sure that all leaves, branches, and other debris are removed from the eaves to prevent leaks from forming from the inside of the roof.
Clean out the water pipes. If the rain water is coming down from the roof and washing out the pipes, it can cause damage to the roofing. Find a new pipe and replace the broken pipe. This will ensure that the pipes will not get any further damage.
Clean the shingles. With a ladder or any tool, look down at the area where the leak is occurring. Make sure that the shingles are clear of anything that may be allowing water to get under the sheeting
Damage can occur from water that has seeped under the roof. Use a low-vacuum dryer to completely eliminate the moisture in the roof, while removing any dirt, debris, or spots that have developed over time.
Use a tape measure to determine the area of the roof where the damage is located. Place the tape around the base of the item that needs to be repaired, then place the measuring tape from the base of the item, around the item itself, and measure the length of the item.
Once you have the measurements, use them to estimate how much repairs will cost. Talk to the repair company to see what their estimate is for the work. You will want to take the repairs into account when comparing the repair costs to those of the original repair.