How to fix roof leaks in heavy rain

Find out how you can repair leaky roofs during heavy rain.


Leaky roofs aren’t fun

Rainy weather can be beautiful, but when your home’s roof springs a leak, the rain turns from a spectacle to a major inconvenience.

Another problem with having roof leaks in heavy rain is that if you don’t act quickly, rainwater will enter your home, and this may cause damage to your ceiling, walls, furniture and your electronic devices.

So when you experience a leak during heavy rain, you’ll want to repair it as soon as possible.

Tips for fixing roof leaks in heavy rain

If you’re having trouble getting help with your roof during bad weather, here are some tips on fixing it yourself.

Find the leak

First, you need to find where the leak is. To do this, check your ceiling for wet patches—these areas are where the leaks are most likely to be. Also, check for cracks or other damages on your ceiling.

Clear the area

Once you’ve identified where the leak is, you should clear out any furniture or electronics from the area to protect them from getting wet, and to make the area clear for the roof repairs.

Attach some polyethylene sheets

If the exact area of the leak is hard to pinpoint, try using some polyethylene sheets to cover the area. Cut a polyethylene sheet of roughly the same size as the leaking area and staple it into place.

Use sealant on joints

Sometimes, leaks can happen at joints in your roofing, or they could be due to cracks in your roof or your ceiling. To fix this temporarily, apply some waterproof sealant along the affected area.

* Please note that these are only temporary fixes, so make sure to call a professional for help when you get the chance.


Brastin Roofing—your go-to roofing experts

Leaky roofs can cause a lot of damage to your home’s interior and exterior, especially during heavy rain and other bad weather events. This is why you’ll want an experienced roofing contractor for the job.

Brastin Roofing is a family-owned roofing company operating out of the Gold Coast, and our team of roofing experts have a reputation for professionalism, quality workmanship and dedication to their customers.

If you need to repair roof leaks in heavy rain or you need a brand new roof, give us a call!

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