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Old 05-26-2011, 10:00 AM   #1
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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?

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Old 05-26-2011, 10:48 AM   #2
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How to fix a leak from the ceiling ?


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

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Old 05-26-2011, 12:36 PM   #3
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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.
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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.
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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.
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blue tarps must work good. my neighbor has had them on his house for years. they look really nice too! if possible, get in the attic and look for water marks.
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blue tarps must work good. my neighbor has had them on his house for years. they look really nice too! if possible, get in the attic and look for water marks.
That is too funny!!

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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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