Got a leak in my flat roof and can't figure out how to repair it. I just thought I'd ask you all if you know how to repair a flat roof leak? I need to fix it before it gets worse. But if it's too hard I might just call a local specialist.
Answered: 2019-04-08 14:22:12
Not everyone can repair a flat leaky roof on their own. But if you decide to brave it out, you can cut the damaged parts and use roofing cement and nail it back together if it’s a blister problem. However, if it’s more complicated or too large a leak, you might end up spending around $300 to $500, depending on who you hire and how much damage there is.
I found this site description that has a lot of valuable information on repairing leaks on flat roofs. You should figure out where the leak is and if you are able to get on the roof, you should remove alld the debris and objects up there. Try to see if any of the objects has caused damage, but if you can’t then when you find the area, you should make sure it’s dry before you start. Whatever damage has been done will determine the repair you need. Therefore, if you should remove the damaged area and not damage the rest of it before using roofing cement to fix it. If the damage is too severe, you should call a professional to handle it.
You should try to find where the leak is coming from on your roof. Once you do that, you can remove any debris that’s on your roof to see how bad it is. You shouldn’t start on a repair if the roof is still wet since it could cause mold to grow. So, once it’s dry, you should cut away the damaged area and use cement and nails to repair the area.
If the area you need to repair is wet, wait until it’s dry and they start the repair. If it’s a blister issue, then you can cut through the damaged membrane and remove the moisture. Remove all the damage and then use roofing cement and nails to fix it back up. If there’s a lot of damage, you might want to call someone who is experienced with this.
Sometimes it’s really as easy as cutting the damaged membrane of your leaky roof and removing the damage and using cement to put it back together. You will also have to nail the membrane flaps back to the roof to secure it. However, if your leak is excessive or you can’t handle it, then you might have to call a professional roofing company.
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