If you have a felt roof, it’s important to know how to carry out felt roof repairs it when it starts to leak. A watertight seal is crucial for keeping your home or business dry and protected from the elements. In this blog post, we will discuss some tips and tricks for repairing felt roofing.
What causes leaks
Leaks in felt roofs can occur for a variety of reasons. The most common cause is improper installation or damage to the roofing material. Exposure to sunlight and extreme weather conditions can also lead to leaks. The heat from the sun causes the roof structure to move, which can also cause cracks. Blisters are caused when there’s trapped air and moisture between the roofing layers when it expands and moves from the heat of the sun. Lightly press on these blisters to see if the surface material is broken.
Start by thoroughly inspecting the roof covering. If large sections are damaged, ripped or generally in a poor condition, consider replacing the whole roof. If the leak is adjacent to the wall, check for damage along the flashing. Pay special attention to any felt overlaps. If you notice a leak in your roof, it’s important to act quickly. Water can cause serious damage to your home or business if it’s not fixed right away.
How to repair a felt roof
There are a few different ways to repair a leaking roof. One option is to patch the area with new felt material. Cut away the damaged section using a Stanley knife. Take care not to cut into the roof underneath. Use specialist adhesive that can be used in wet conditions. This will temporarily stop the leak, but it’s not a permanent solution. If the hole is large, you may need to replace the entire section of roofing felt.
Another option is to apply a sealant around the perimeter of the leak. This will create a watertight barrier and prevent further damage. Make sure to also add sealant to any new felt patches. Take a look at how to repair and maintain flat roofs.
Repairing a leaking roof can seem like a daunting task, but it’s important to act quickly. Water damage can cause serious problems if it’s not fixed right away. With proper care and maintenance, your roof will last for many years to come.
When in doubt, contact a local roofing contractor for assistance, who can assess the damage and recommend the best course of action. LC Joinery and Roofing are experienced in felt roof repairs in Edinburgh and Central Scotland. All our work is guaranteed. We are a member of the Guild of Master Craftsmen, the Federation of Master Builders, the Construction Skills Certificate Scheme, and a Which? Trusted Trader and a licensed asbestos removal contractor. Take a look at our portfolio here.
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