Locating the main cause of your roof leakageJuly 15, 2019
Experiencing a roof leakage is really no laughing matter and it can cause much inconvenience to home owners within a short period of time. Not only that, but it could seriously affect the overall structural integrity of a home and even damage the home’s furniture and interior. When it isn’t rectified quickly, that could lead to further damage and in turn incurring greater future cost. Therefore it is paramount that you get an experienced person or a professional to rectify the roof leakage issue as soon as possible. In this article, we will advise you on how you can go about locating the main cause of your roof leakage.
What Type of Roof System Do You Have?
Firstly, one should identify the type of roofing system that the house currently has. Check if your roof is a reinforced concrete (RC) roof, a flat roof, or a gable roof. If your roof is made out of concrete you would need to get a RC roof waterproofing professional to help you out.
Trace The Leak
If you would like to identify the water leakage on your own, you can start by tracing the leak. Look out for stains, however note that stains might not be conclusive. Start by using a garden hose and spray intensively on different areas of your roof, and get someone else identify times where the leakage is occurring. This will help you judge which area of your roof needs attention.
Check Your Attic Area
Next, go to your attic and start to identify water stains or potential sources of water leakages. Look out for surfaces where the leak is appearing.
Locate The Approximate Location
After you are certain you are near the area of the source of the water leakage, you would want to locate the area where the water is leaking into your attic space. Be organized and work out area by area.
Look Out For Other Leak Sources
The last thing that you want to do is to look out for other additional sources of water leakage. Check your roofing vent, tiles, and even other parts of the house such as your piping systems, air conditioner, etc.