The leaks from the roof, unfortunately, are very common. Because of a storm or strong wind can happen that the outer structure of the roof moves and let filter the water inside the house, causing unsightly spots of humidity and the consequent formation of mold . If you do not want to call a company and therefore prefer to save a bit of money, you can solve the problem yourself. This is not a very difficult job, but it will take a little patience and good will.

The first case that can happen is that a roof covered with shingles also known as shingles. If your roof is of this type, rather than move the tiles that will be easy to break (even if they are very old or if there was a strong hailstorm). In this case you will have to buy the shingles identical to those already in use, in order to replace the broken pieces. You will need to also get a long enough scale that allows you to climb over the house. However, if your roof has a hatch you can safely use it for this purpose. During the replacement of the tiles must pay attention to the overlap of the pieces, so that rainwater can flow freely down from the roof.


A second case can occur if your roof is made ​​of sheet metal. In this case you will need a welder . When you are on top of the roof so you need to find all the holes in the plate. They must then be welded or stagnate all openings, so that the water can no longer filter. However, if you are not experienced in the use of welding, avoid DIY jobs poorly made ​​and look to the expert.

The last situation, perhaps the most common is that of a roof made ​​with terracotta tiles. This type of coverage is what will be damaged more easily. The repair will also be a bit more laborious than the other two cases. It is difficult to identify the exact point that creates the infiltration of water. The moist spots that are created within the home are often formed far away from the opening on the roof, as the water enters the attic and runs until it finds an obstacle or a small depression, which then begins to accumulate up to get into the house. A job done in a workmanlike manner, therefore, plan to remove all the tiles of the roof, carefully preserving the integrity. Once dismantled everything does not have to do is replace all the tiles, starting from the lowest row overlapping the file by the others to come. To make sure you get a perfect result glued all the tiles of the polyurethane foam . When the foam has dried the tiles will not move more and in this way will avoid any infiltration future.