Inspect your roof at least once per annum to sidestep exorbitant rooftop repairs by detecting rooftop leakages timely.
This is what you have to look for…
Is there a drip on your roof?
Check for stains on your ceiling and if it’s the case you absolutely have a drip. Whether this is initiated by a dripping roof or a geyser excess tube, you’ll have to find the reason for the problem as soon as feasible.
Mold on the ceiling is not always an ideal means to inspect a leaky rooftop as it can be caused by moist, particularly if it’s in your bathroom or pantry room. Take a look at the attic to rule out rooftop leaks.
How to inspect the roof space.
Use the access panel to access the rooftop space to look at the roof above. Check for areas where sunlight is coming through the tiles to locate a slipped tile.
Key leaks instigated by various cracked tiles, loose ridge caps or rotting flashings are best left to the professionals.
Switch a slipped tile
A bad rain storm, specifically with fast winds, can occasionally cause a tile to slip out of place. This can be corrected by shifting the tile back into position.
find a portion of stiff wire coat hanger and bend it to generate a hook at the end. Use the hook to jerk the tile back into position along the timber cross beams that support the tiles.
If more than one tile has moved, use wooden battens to hoist the two overlying tiles immediately above the tile or tiles you want to move.
Replace cracked/broken roof tiles
In the case of a cracked/broken roof tile, use wooden planks to elevate the two overlying tiles right above the cracked/broken tile.
Try to drag away the broken tile through the gap. If the tile has been nailed into position, you may need to pull the nail out. Should the tile be stuck in position, as the last remedy, you might have to break the tile to remove it? Remember to wear gloves and goggles to as protection of your hands and eyes.
Put the new tile by manipulating it into place and making sure that it is placed on the support laths.
Repair slipped, cracked or broken ridge cap
This job forces you to move onto the rooftop to replace and cement a new ridge cap. If in doubt, call the professionals.
Leakages around skylights and domes
Age, bad climate, and weak fixing can regularly result in leakages around skylights, solar domes and other mounted fittings that are fixed to the roof. The regular examination will help detect leaks early.
Annually\Yearly inspection the state of the skylights and domes to rectify any oxidization or deterioration will ensure that these fixtures don’t drip in the future.
If you find a leakage in your rooftop, feel free to make contact with Tremco (specialist roofing contractor) to inspect your rooftop thoroughly. Cell: 073 270 8270 Website: http://tremco.co.za