Roof Leak Repair – A Case Study

How We Repaired A Recent Roof Leak 

Roof leak repair is one of the most common things we do. While every roof leak presents a different problem or challenge, the end goal is the the same. To stop water from getting into places it shouldn’t. Here’s the rundown on the steps we took to fix this particular roof.

Problems With The Roof

TV Cables in a Bad Spot

Roof cables in a bad spot
cables

The cables for the TV had been run through the flat roof, and at the point where three slopes come together. A lot of water flows directly over this spot. Fortunately this cable system had been abandoned and could be removed.

Wall Material Not Creating A Good Seal

Wall material doesn't create a good seal
Broken wall material.

The second problem was that the skirting material at the wall transition was not creating a perfect seal.

How We Repaired The Roof

Roof repair in progress.
Repair in progress.

We opted to remove the Hardie Board that was there and replace it with a modified bitumen. We removed the two courses of shingles above it and draped our modified material six inches out onto the flat rod and the same up under the shingles. Then we re installed new shingles to perfect the seal and complete the repair.

The Finished Roof Leak Repair

Completed roof repair.

We opted to remove the Hardie Board that was there and replace it with a modified bitumen. We removed the two courses of shingles above it and draped our modified material six inches out onto the flat rod and the same up under the shingles. Then we re installed new shingles to perfect the seal and complete the repair.

What To Do If You Find A Roof Leak

Fixing a leaking roof is crucial to prolonging it’s life. We know roofing issues can be stressful. If you find a roof leak, the first step you should take is to contact a reputable roofing contractor or company. They will be able to guide you through the process of repairing your roof. They will also be able to answer any questions you may have along the way.


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