Roof Leak Repair in Federal Way WA 98003

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The telephone rang at 2:00 in the morning. When the telephone rings at this time, it usually means trouble, this time, it was exception. The frantic voice at the other end was claiming that his home ceiling was falling – literally. All the rain that had fallen for the last two days had turned a small roof leak into a water fall. The customer Roof Repair Federal Way WA 98003 was requesting emergency roof services, at 02:00 AM, to stop in the middle of a rainy morning. He was not happy when I explained that it would not be safe to tackle the roof in the darkness. The lesson in here is “do not wait for rain to fix your roof leak!”

 

Common Places Leaks Occur in Roofing

This article will give the necessary knowledge to locate a roof leak. It Federal Way WA 98003 will also tell you the best way to get your roof repaired. Portions of the roof vulnerable to leakage are the joints between the roof and the roof mounted structures, such as the chimney. The joint between the roof and a vertical wall; and the joint between two slopping sections – valleys.

While roof leaks are common in many homes, the basic locations are the skylights, ice dams, wall step flashings, missing Flat Roof Replacement Federal Way WA 98003 shingles, plumbing vent flashing, chimneys, fields of shingles, and furnace or B-vent flashings. As common areas, many homeowners struggle to find the exact location when it comes to roof repairs.

Leaks can occur anywhere on the roof and for any number of reasons. Severe weather which brings rain, snow, wind and hail are hard on the roofs. Some roofs leak because they are plain worn out.

 

Tips to find the Federal Way WA 98003 source of the roof leak

People usually notice the roof leak after the water begins to drip through the ceiling. However, the source of the leak is rarely directly above the water stain. These tips will help you locate the sources of a roof leak:

  • In the attic, start above the ceiling leak and follow the water stains on the deck to the potential source. Watch for a ray of sunlight to Federal Way WA 98003 indicate a nail hole.
  • Have a friend hose down the roof while you watch the leak from the inside of the attic.
  • If you find a hole, mark the location by using a wire hanger through the hole. Make sure your friend is able to locate the wire hanger on the top of the roof.
  • When you look for leak on asphalt shingles, start by looking for worn out shingles Federal Way WA 98003 with dark patches in them. This indicates loss of surface granules. Look also for curled and damaged shingles.
  • Look also for broken or missing shingles.
  • On a roof with a valley, clean out all debris accumulated in the valley. Search for broken or missing flashing material.

How to identify leak stains and Their Locations

An identifiable stain is the mold or moisture around the vents, chimneys, and skylights. These are the intersections Federal Way WA 98003 in which water connects. After finding the leaking locations, it’s important to move perishable items such as electronics, furniture, and other home appliances as well as catching the leak in a bucket. We have seen the movies in which buckets are located every other foot in the home; do not let this happen to your roof. Identifying the stains and locations are the first steps to saving your home from damaged Federal Way WA 98003 goods by simple leaks. Your roofing contractor will explain the necessary requirements to ensure your possessions are safe while checking the condition of the ceiling before repair.

 

Simple Emergency Repairs to Reduce Leakage

Taking preventive measures will save you money in expensive roofing repairs. Consider checking and fixing simple issues if your roofing contractor notices leakage from your shingles, cracks in your chimney, or degraded flashings. Fix roof leaks right away. Federal Way WA 98003 It is not recommended that you do the roof repair yourself due to its complexity and the required knowledge of its repairs – besides, it is dangerous. Call a certified and insured roofing contractor who will provide the best insight of taking care of your roof as well as explain the procedures that are used to remove leaks and secure your investment.

 

Implementing Temporary Protection:

If you are not afraid of Federal Way WA 98003 heights and are handy with tools, you can do some temporary roof repairs. A little bit of tar, few roofing nails, and some flashing can get rid of small annoying leaks. Some cases such as the one mentioned below is a simple, easy-to-do repair you can complete to remove stubborn leaks.

 

Water flowing inside the flat surface of the deck – Simple Roof Repairs: 

Take a small pry bar to remove Federal Way WA 98003 the shingle in question then layer a thick hint of tar across the area. Nail the shingle back down then cover the entire shingle in tar. If you cannot use the same nail holes, place tar within and on top of the holes to prevent leakage through the deck. Before you are done, place another thin layer of tar on the underside of the shingles just for safe-keeping. You should see Federal Way WA 98003 a change in the area and the leak should end after the tar is applied properly.

 

Simple Ways to Limit the Damage

Roofing repairs can be an expensive investment for any homeowner. You can limit the damage to your home by taking action early. If you feel that your home is in need of an assessment from a roofing professional, take the time to consult someone who understands the ordeals. A Federal Way WA 98003 simple phone call to your local roofing contractors can land you in the right position to pinpoint future problems. Home improvements including replaced shingles, flashings, and decks can complicate the process. If you are not a roofing professional, do not try to attempt complex projects on your own. Be safe. Let a professional take a look, provide an estimate, and get the job done right with quality materials. Consider this investment a Federal Way WA 98003 long-term agreement for a happy home.

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