Scrutinise your roof at least once per annum to sidestep costly rooftop repairs by seeing roof leaks early.
This is what you have to look for…
Is there a leak on your rooftop?
Look for brown stains on the ceiling and if you found any you positively have a leakage. Whether this is produced by a leaking rooftop or a geyser runoff hose, you’ll need to discover the reason for the problem as soon as achievable.
Mold on the ceiling is not always an ideal practice to look for a dripping rooftop because it can be initiated by wet, especially if it’s in a bathroom or washing room. Take a look at the attic to rule out roof leaks.
How to inspect the attic space.
Use the access panel to get into the attic space to check the roof above. Check for places where light is shining through the tiles to localise a slipped tile.
Major leaks instigated by many broken tiles, loose ridge caps or rotten flashings are best left to the professionals.
Change a slipped tile
A heavy rainstorm, especially with high winds, can sometimes cause a tile to slip out of place. This can be repaired by moving the tile back into its place.
Get a portion of the hard wire and bend it to produce a hook at the ending. Use the catch to jerk the tile back into place alongside the laths cross beams that support the tiles.
If more than one tile has moved, use wooden planks to lift the two overlying tiles directly above the tile or tiles you want to move.
Change cracked/broken rooftop tiles
In the case of a cracked/broken roof tile, use wooden battens to lift the two overlying tiles right above the cracked/broken tile.
Try to pull out the broken tile through the gap. Should the tile been nailed into position, you may need to pull the nail out. Should the tile be stuck in place, as a final choice, you can have to demolish the tile in order to remove it? Remember to wear gloves and goggles to as protection of your hands and eyes.
Put the replacement tile by manipulating it into place and making certain that it is bedded on the support laths.
Repair slipped, cracked or broken ridge cap
This job obliges you to get onto the rooftop to replace and cement a new ridge cap. If in doubt, call the professionals.
Drips around skylights and domes
Age, bad climate, and weak fixing can frequently result in leaks around skylights, solar domes and other mounted fittings that are fixed to the rooftop. Regular inspection will help find leakages early.
Annually\Yearly inspection the condition of the skylights and domes to rectify any oxidization or deterioration will make certain that these fixtures don’t leak in the future.
If you suspect a drip 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