How to Temporarily Stop the Leakage on The Roofby Adam M. Seo Manger
1. Cover the leaking spot with plastic sheets
Use plastic sheets and cover the area that is causing the leakage. You can use roofer nails, bricks, or any heavy objects to fasten the plastic sheets. Don’t put heavy objects or bricks if it’s raining heavy or there is going to be until the roofers arrive. Another option is using wood strips and duct tapes to secure the leaking spot.
2. Use heavy waterproof tarps
Purchase the size that will cover the whole area of leakage. Heavy waterproof tarps are more sustainable and long-lasting under extreme weather like snowstorms and heavy rainfalls for a longer period. Just like the plastic sheets, use roofer nails and duct tape to completely seal the area.
3. Plug The Leak
Plugging the leakage is the best-known way to do it temporarily. You will need to mix up water with a powder-like cement, then pour it into the cracked spot. Just in few minutes, the mixture will completely dry hard. If you are not confident in getting on the roof and pouring the mixture, you can also consider patching the area from the inside of the house. You can purchase a roofing tape that is attachable on the inside ceiling of your house. This is a safer and quicker way to do so.
4. Shingles fell off?
If one or few shingles fell off the roof and that is causing the leak, you can cut a copper or metal sheet yourself to fix it temporarily. The shapes don’t need to be perfect as long as it covers the missing part of the shingle. Be careful when cutting the sheets as they have sharp edges.
There are several temporary ways to stop the leakage on the roof until a professional roofer comes in to fix it. Do the best you could to keep your family safe under the roof and prevent creating more problems.
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