Detect and fix a leak in your roof

Inspect your roof annually to avoid pricey roof repairs by detecting roof leakages timely.

This is what you have to look for…

Is there a leak in the roof?

Check for brown stains on the ceiling and if you found any you definitely have a leak. Whether this is caused by a dripping roof or a geyser excess hose, you’ll need to find the reason for the leak as soon as achievable.

Broken Tiles

Climb into the ceiling is not always an ideal method to inspect a dripping rooftop because it may be produced by wet, especially if it’s in a bathroom or laundry room. Take a look at the attic to exclude rooftop leaks.

How to inspect the attic space.

Use the access panel to get into the rooftop space to inspect the roof above. Check for areas where light is coming through the tiles to localise a broken tile.

Key leaks triggered by variously broken tiles, loose ridge caps or corroded flashings are best left to the professionals.

Change a slipped tile

A bad storm, particularly with fast winds, can occasionally cause a tile to slip out of place. This can be repaired by moving the tile back into position.

find a portion of the hard wire and bend it to generate a hook at the end. Use the hook to pull the tile back into place alongside the laths cross beams that support the tiles.

when more than one tile has moved, use wooden planks to elevate the two overlying tiles directly above the tile or tiles you require to move.

Replace cracked/broken rooftop tiles

For a cracked/broken rooftop tile, use wooden battens to hoist the two overlying tiles right above the cracked/broken tile.

 

Repair tiles

 

Attempt to pull away from the spoiled tile over the gap.  If the tile has been nailed into position, you may need to pull the nail out. Should the tile be stuck in position, as the last choice, you could have to break the tile in order to get it out? Remember to wear gloves and goggles to as protection of your hands and eyes.

Location the replacement tile by manipulating it into position and making certain that it is bedded on the support laths.

Fix slipped, cracked or broken ridge cap

This job expects you to move onto the rooftop to swap and cement a replacement ridge cap. If in doubt, call the professionals.

Leakages around skylights and domes

Age, bad weather and faulty fixing can often result in leakages around skylights, solar domes and other fitted fixtures that are fixed to the roof. Regular inspection will help pinpoint drippings early.

Annually\Yearly inspection the condition of the skylights and domes to remedy any oxidization or deterioration will ensure that these fixtures don’t drip in the future.

If you find a leak in your roof, feel free to make contact with Tremco (specialist roofing contractor) to inspect your roof carefully. Cell: 073 270 8270 Website: http://tremco.co.za

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