Roof leaks are nasty things to deal with. Not only do you have to worry about the structure of your home when your roof starts leaking, but you also have to worry about all the possessions in it, A lot of insurance companies won’t cover roofs if you can’t prove regular maintenance has occurred. As soon as you notice a roof leak, you must call a professional roofer to fix the issue. Until they arrive, however, there are a few things you can do to temporarily fix your leaking roof.

1. Tarps

Tarps are one method of temporarily fixing a leaking roof. Hiring a handyman to cover the roof with tarps will stop water from getting into the gaps, allowing it to run off into the gutters. Tarps can be easily blown away by the wind, so that’s something to consider when choosing tarps. Also, handymen are not professional roofers so they may not be able to temporarily fix the leak as well as you hope.

2. Roof cement, silicone and sealant

Using roof cement, silicone or a rubber sealant could also work as a temporary fix for your leaking roof. Roof cement works best in dry conditions,Some leaks may only require silicone. This product works best on smaller holes as a temporary fix. Rubber sealants can also be effective, particularly if you’re forced to make the temporary repair under wet conditions. Again, hiring a handyman to do this is only a temporary fix and not a suitable alternative to getting in a professional roofer.

3. Replace the tile or shingle

You may ask a handyman to replace a tile or shingle as a temporary fix. It should be noted that even if you replace the tile and it appears to stop the leak, you should still call in a professional to inspect the roof. Even if water isn’t visibly leaking anymore, it could still be penetrating the roof cavity at a slower rate. Not doing this will only cost you more in the long-term if structural damage to your property is sustained.

A permanent fix

If you’ve managed to temporarily fix your roof leak, first of all, congrats! And now it’s time to seal the deal (see what we did there?) with a permanent fix. Calling a team of professional roofers like Royce Roofing to inspect and repair the leak is the only way you can guarantee that the temporary fix becomes a permanent one. Royce Roofing are experts in all kinds of roof maintenance, and roof leaks are an everyday part of their job. Contact them today to solve your leaky roof for good.