I've a Leaky Roof and Roofers Can't Be Here, What Can I Do?

With the spread of an unknown but fatal virus, industries and businesses all over the world need to shut down. It's a situation that's terrible to be in, especially if you have a roof that's leaking during the spring and summer rains. Unfortunately, even with all the Internet resources you find, it's never simple and easy to fix a leaking roof.

First, you'll need to know the basics:

Proper safety etiquette on your roof

Before heading to your roof, make sure to pay attention to every small detail. If you have to (because you don't have any tool belts), bring up a container to your roof's slope using your ladder. Next, place all the necessary tools inside this container. Don't carry them in a single batch if you can't help it.

Balancing Yourself

Littleton, CO homeowners with some weight and poor muscle control may need more than just better shoes to traverse and balance themselves on their roof. Take it from professional Littleton, CO roofers: it can be nauseating and extremely disorienting after you try to stand up on a high-slope roof for the first time.

Observe Proper Walking

If you're not careful, your weight and shoes can crack the roofing materials underneath your feet. Furthermore, don't walk on any roof that is too high, wet, slippery, or fragile. If you have to walk, make sure to step only on the lower three inches of each tile. Step on two tiles at once to distribute your weight. Plywoods over tiles help distribute your load too.

Now, you're ready to fix your roof leaks. SF Gate Homeguides has an excellent post just for it. Read more about it below. And if you need help for your roof, don't hesitate to contact us at Roper Roofing for all your needs.

Find the Leak

The first step to sealing an asphalt shingle leak is to find it. Small leaks around nail holes or flashing can be effectively fixed with a sealant. For large leaks, such as where shingles have been blown away in large patches, an asphalt sealer is not the answer. In this case, you must replace the missing shingles.

Sealing an Asphalt Roof

Slight buckling or cracking over the entire asphalt roof surface can be sealed effectively with an acrylic formula. The acrylic is sprayed over the entire roof and will seal minor cracks, chips and slight buckling. The formula will actually seal and bond the shingles together and create a clear, ultraviolet radiation-proof film coating.

Sealant Spray

Use a sealant spray for areas where the shingles leak around flashing, gutters or vents. These work in a similar manner to acrylic sealants, but they come in a spray can and are intended for smaller areas. The spray fills in the cracks or separations where the shingles meet flashing around chimneys, vents or skylights and forms a waterproof seal. The spray can lets you target and spray seal these areas quickly and easily. (Continued)

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