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How to Patch Your Leaky Roof

How to Patch Your Leaky Roof

Drip, drip, drip…

Every property owner hates to hear that sound. It means that there’s a leak on your roof. With a residential building, most people can patch a leaky roof so long as the roof pitch isn’t too steep, but when it comes to a commercial building, things aren’t so easy.  roof-austin-texas

We at Lone Star Roofing, don’t recommend patching your leaking roof by your self, but you feel you can do so safely, here are some steps. But remember flat roofs are difficult to repair in any situation so there may not be an easy solution.

  • First of all, examine your roof. Look for standing water, bubbled materials or other places where the roofing material has begun to crack.
  • Second, make sure the area of repair is dry. You may have to cut open bubbled material and squeeze the water out or wipe up wet areas with rags.
  • Third, read your sealant instructions carefully. You may have to use a cleaner or primer before applying.
  • Last, spread sealer into the cracks and into the bubbled roofing material.

You may get lucky and fix the leak but if this doesn’t work, then it’s time to call in a professional commercial roofing company. Lone Star Roofing understand how complex a flat roof is.  Because it relies on layers of roofing material to keep out water, a simple patch may not be enough.

Our crews are specially trained to repair or replace commercial roofs. We understand how the weather changes in Texas affect the materials on your roof. When storms cause damage you want it fixed right away, the first time.

While doing it yourself could save you money now, most likely there’s more problems than you are aware of. That’s why it’s necessary to call a professional to patch a leaky roof on a commercial building.

So when you hear that drip, drip, drip of a leaky roof, remember that Lone Star Roofing can repair that leak for you. We will get it done right the first time, so you don’t have to.

Please click below to schedule your free consultation or call us at 512-920-3747 and we will call you right back.


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