Traces caused by water infiltration into your roof are usually localised. They appear in a specific and defined place. The most common signs observed are
- A painting that blisters
- Cracks in your walls or ceilings
- A coating that degrades
- A nauseating odour in your room
- Wooden elements that rot
- Aureoles and moulds that appear on the roof and the walls
But as it is stated above, these signs indicate that there is a problem but do not necessarily tell you the origins.
What to do in case of roof infiltration
Expert roofers recommend that you act as soon as the first signs appear. The sooner you contact the Roof Repair professionals, the less expensive the work will be. Often, these are some tiles to replace correctly or to change. But sometimes, it is the entire frame that must be renovated.
In some cases, the diagnosis will be simple to make by yourself, and you can even do the roof repair work. In the most complicated claims or when you doubt the origin of the infiltration. It is advised you to call a professional who will make the diagnosis and make the necessary repairs.
Repair a roof
Start by going around your house and count the number of tiles to replace. If this number is high, then call a roofer to accompany you. To avoid any problem of roof infiltration or to recreate the waterproofness of your roof, you must replace the broken tiles without any exception. For your safety, you first check the general condition of your roof before getting on the roof. In the same way, to avoid unnecessary risk taking, choose to carry out these renovations in good weather. The rain could drag you and wind destabilise you.
Now that you have made sure of the stability of your cover, you can mount it to change the broken tiles. Plan a pair of gloves, suitable shoes and a helmet. You also equip a safety harness. You will find all the necessary equipment in your DIY store. Regarding the realisation of the work, you will need reliable support, like a board on which you install to proceed to the change of the tiles. Always start with the tallest tiles. Place two shims under the tiles that cover the broken pipe to replace, to slightly raise them.
Conclusion: broken tiles and repairing
If the broken pipe is not attached to the batter, then remove it by making small lever movements upwards. Go smoothly to avoid damaging nearby pipes. If the flooring is nailed, saw the nail with a hacksaw. You can also break the already broken tile into several pieces to remove it more easily. Sometimes, the shape of the tiles requires removing several to be able to operate the change of a broken pipe.Once the fractured tile is removed, carefully remove it from the roof without throwing it away. You could injure someone or damage anything on the floor.