roof repair Myrtle BeachLeaks on your roof aren’t the most pleasant things to deal with especially if the rainy season is approaching fast. There can be a lot of things that could go wrong with your roof. If you choose to do the roof repair yourself, you run the risk of falling down or make matters worse. Roof problems may escalate quickly especially if there’s an underlying issue with the roof that has been left unresolved for a long time. Your best course of action is to hire a roofing contractor and get proper roof repair. However, if you still plan on doing the repairs yourself, you can always go the DIY route. Just be careful, though.

Roof repair – Steps on how you can patch a roof leak

Go to the attic

The first place that you should be going to is the attic. It’s to the top of the roof that you should be heading. To err on the safe side of caution, you must figure out which part of the roof is leaking. You can determine this by going to the attic and check for spots where water is leaking through. However, this will not be the easiest thing to do.

Finding the leak

Going to the attic is simple enough but looking for the leak is a tougher thing to do. The roof will typically have some sort of insulating layer. The problem you have at hand is to isolate where the leak is coming from. Remember that water can run through different areas away from the actual leak. You might need to do a little digging around behind the insulation to check. If you can’t seem to do this, you should consult a professional like Greg Lilly Roofing and Restoration.

Lack of proper insulation can cause you money every month on your electric bill. Many local roofers will not install additional insulation. Call us for an estimate on adding more insulation if you find it is insufficient.

Perform a makeshift leak repair

If you’re lucky enough to find the leak on your own, you should then try to fix it temporarily. Some duct tape and other materials might work. Don’t worry too much about how things might look. Bear in mind that it’s not about the prettiest job that you can do but to limit the leaks. After that, you need to do a couple more steps.

Check for the location of the leak and map it up on the roof

Make some measurements and photos inside the attic while you’re at it. This will let you have an approximate area where the leak is. This will prove helpful when it comes time for getting an estimate and proper repairs. Make sure that you have good measurements. This will help the Myrtle Beach roof contractor trace the cause of the leaks much faster.

Finding the leak on your roof is no easy task. In the event where you fail to find the source of the leak, go ahead and call in your local roofer for assistance. Roof leaks are notorious for causing damage. Water damage on your roof may set you back a couple of thousand dollars in repairs later on. It’s best to stop the issue when it hasn’t spread around quite yet.

Call Greg Lilly Roofing & Restoration today for a free quote on roof repair, installation, and inspection.

Greg Lilly Roofing & Restoration
4201 Carolina Exchange Drive Suite 202
Myrtle Beach, SC 29579

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