Roofing Materials

6 Common causes of roof leakages

What Type of Roof Are You Handling The first thing that you should do is to identify if your roof is a reinforced concrete (RC) roof, a flat roof, or a gable roof (commonly referred to). If your roof is a RC roof, you would want to get RC roof waterproofing specialist to assist you with that. Flashing The roof flashing are those thin strips of metal that are installed around certain points of the roof. They ensure that the roof is watertight. It ensures that rain water do not enter the building. When your flashing is cracked, it is recommended that you avoid filling the crack with grout or any other solution, as overtime the solution might still crack and will allow water to seep through. Thus, if it is cracked, it is important you get it replaced. Shingles Shingles are also known as roof tiles. It is actually common to find missing shingles or broken shingles on top of your roof. The shingles are the first layer above your roof underlayment and they are still important to ensure that your house is covered well. Check for cracks and check for missing nails that might cause your shingles to be loosed. If the nails are missing, you can simply install new ones, however if your whole tile is gone or worn off, you would need the help of a professional to help you out with a roof tile restoration or replacement. Vent Boot The roof’s vent boot is another common area of water leakage. However, to replace or fix this, you would really need a contractor to do the job for you. Avoid repairing this on your own. Holes & Cracks In Your Roof If you are able to identify small holes and cracks on certain areas on your roof, you can actually just buy a waterproofing sealant or grouting solution and cover the cracks with this solution. Gutters Another common source of water leakage is when you have clogged gutters. If it is clogged, quickly grab a ladder and gloves and remove the debris and leaves that are causing your gutters to be clogged. Skylights Lastly, you would need to take note of your roof’s skylights. Check for cracks around it and if the rubber seal around the glass is properly installed.]]>

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