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Zielle 05-26-2011 10:00 AM

How to fix a leak from the ceiling ?
 
Hey guys. Our family has a problem every it rains hard our room experiences a bad leak. How can we fix this?

gregzoll 05-26-2011 10:48 AM

Find out where it is leaking on the roof. How long ago did the roof get replaced.

jklingel 05-26-2011 12:36 PM

How can you fix WHAT? You'll need to go up on the roof and see exactly what is leaking. Do you have shingles that blew off? Is there a crack around a roof penetration? Have nails in steel roofing popped up? Etc.

Tizzer 05-28-2011 12:54 PM

Best to hurry up and fix where ever the leak is, even if just temporary. Waiting will invite mold and/or the ceiling falling apart.
If you can't spot the leak from up in the attic, hire someone.

user1007 05-29-2011 05:57 AM

Check anything flashed on the roof to see if it or the seals have failed. Chimney, vents, etc.

Hope you don't have a flat roof. Chasing down leaks in them suckers can take a lifetime.

And indeed, resolve this sooner rather than later. It and complications mentioned will only get worse.

mustangmike3789 05-29-2011 06:39 AM

blue tarps must work good. my neighbor has had them on his house for years. they look really nice too!:huh: if possible, get in the attic and look for water marks.

waterman1971 05-29-2011 07:26 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mustangmike3789 (Post 657042)
blue tarps must work good. my neighbor has had them on his house for years. they look really nice too!:huh: if possible, get in the attic and look for water marks.

That is too funny!!

Thank God for fema!

pnarron 05-30-2011 10:54 PM

If your room is leaking during a hard rain and you have a fireplace, good chance rain is blowing in under your siding on the chimney. Need to give more information on the house and where the leak is.


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