How to properly fix ceiling leaks

How to Properly Fix Ceiling Leaks

Each year, Central Florida residences are exposed to a wide range of weather conditions. From gorgeous sunny days to torrential downpours — Florida experiences it all. While rain is certainly welcomed during hotter seasons, an unfortunate side effect of consistent rainfall is the potential for leaks. A leak that shows as a wet spot on your ceiling is often indicative of larger water damage in your ceiling. To stop the problem from growing bigger, the leak must be fixed immediately.

Here are some ways and the tools needed to properly fix ceiling leaks.

What You’ll Need to Fix Ceiling Leaks

Ceiling leaks can range from a quick fix to a huge problem. If the ceiling leak damage looks small and manageable, you can likely patch the hole in no time with the right tools and a little elbow grease. Some tools you may need for simple leak repair include:

  • Ladder
  • Roofing cement
  • Caulk gun
  • Putty knife
  • Pry bar
  • Roofing nails
  • Hammer

Oftentimes, what one may consider is a “quick fix” ceiling leak turns into a challenging and potentially dangerous endeavor that involves climbing up on the roof to repair or replace multiple shingles.

Fixing Ceiling Leaks – When to DIY and When to Go Pro

Even if you perceive the ceiling leak to be small, addressing the issue yourself might still be a risky venture — especially if your roof is high with a steep pitch. After all, falling from a ladder can result in serious injury and even death, and such risks over a ceiling leak are unnecessary and completely avoidable.

However, if you do get up on your roof and discover your ceiling leak is larger or more involved to the point that it involves damage to flashings or vent gaskets, then it might be time to call the professionals. Roofing materials and tools can be costly and overwhelming if you don’t know what you are doing. Anything beyond a simple putty spread or single shingle replacement to fix a ceiling leak should be handled by professional roofers.

Fortunately, the roof repair experts at RBS Construction & Roofing have you covered.

High-Quality Roof and Ceiling Leak Repair in Central Florida

RBS Construction & Roofing is a locally- and family-owned and operated roofing business in Orlando, Florida. With over 35 years in the roofing industry, our team of skilled roofers are experienced in residential and commercial roof installations and repairs in the Central Florida area. We can provide you with high-quality ceiling leak repairs that will save you time, sweat, and money.

If you are in need of reliable and affordable roofing services, call the roofing experts at RBS Construction & Roofing today at 407-859-8163 to schedule a consultation.

 

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