How to Fix a Roof Leak (DIY)

Find The Source of The Roof Leak

Check for roof damage first. On the other hand, hold up until it rains so you can find the exact source of the leak. If you haven’t just found the hole, follow the water leak inside your home. On the off chance that you have a storage room, head up there with an electric lamp, and search for water stains or shape. Note the area of any proof you discover, at that point assess the comparing spot on the outside of your home. Keep in mind that you may want to have this done by a local roof repair company.

In the event that your rooftop is inclined, investigate zones that are higher than where you found the water leak. Water enters the home at that point, because of gravity, it gets into the storage room at a point farther down the rooftop’s pitch.

In the event that you experience difficulty, run a hose for 1 to 2 minutes along various areas of the roof. Have someone inside tell you when they see water.

Fix The Shingles

Fixing 1 or 2 shingles and resealing minor holes are moderately simple fixes. In any case, patches of warped shingles and broad wear are signs that your roof should be replaced, particularly if it’s more than 20 years of age.

Fix and reattach twisted shingles. After some time, the edges of black-top shingles regularly start to twist. Cautiously smooth out any twisted back shingles, at that point utilize a caulking gun to apply a spot of sealant under the raised corners. Press the shingle down, at that point utilize a trowel to cover the shingle’s edges with roof cement.


Shingles are flexible in warm temperatures. Since they’re fragile in colder climate, you may need to mellow a twisted shingle with a blow dryer. Try not to utilize a warmth light or any warmth source more serious than a blow dryer, or you’ll harm the shingle.

That should be enough to fix a simple roof leak. If you have a more sever leak you may want to contact a roof repair company.

Broken gutter on the roof of a house

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