It requires great care when removing and / or replacing shingles and tiles that have been damaged.
If you found a leak coming from the roof of your home, maybe some mold near the ceiling, or possibly an infiltration by the slab, you’ll need to know the source of the problem in order to fix it properly.
One thing you have to consider is the height of the roof. It would be wise to install a safety rope in case of slipping and in risk of a fall.
When it comes to weight of the load being lifted onto the roof, you may want to make small loads to lift to the roof to control your balance. You also want to make sure that you don’t damage the tiles and any equipment being raised to the roof, so make a few trips extra if you need to.
It is not recommended to work on the roof or stand on the tiles during or after a rain storm.
Wind can also be an issue. You should reinforce the roof extension that exceeds the limit the walls of the house, also known as the eaves, by placing a liner or tiles with tying wire.
Lay a board or a ladder so you do not tread on the tiles.
The gutters cannot support or maintain the roof. They are there only to catch, collect, and guide the excess rain on the roof to the ground and away from the house.
You need to take urgent action with serious problems. Especially, if the roof is bending due to the excess water, falling inside your home.
If water gets into the home, remember that electric sockets, lighting such as ceiling fans, and chandeliers can be deadly.
The off switch must be flipped to turn off the lamp when wet because this can cause short circuits across the house.
If this is the situation, contact the electrician immediately or insulate the outlet(s) until the damage can be repaired.
A very common problem cause by heavy rains and storms is when the roofing comes undone.
There are indications of gradients and tiles recommended when the roof is put together.
It’s best to tying up the tiles when your home is subject to high winds or the roof slope is large.
The cause of the roof leak could be that the installation was not done properly.
Don’t EVER step on the tiles or climb on the roof when it is wet and you have excessive leakage due to rain as you can fall through any ‘soft spots’ on the roof that need major repair.
Termites can consume the wood support and cause displacement of tiles.
Things to look out for are also slipper slabs and a falling roof.
If you remove the tiles yourself, remember, they are overlapping with the top of the roof being the highest point of the overlaps, and the lower parts of the roof are the tiles that are tucked under the tiles above it.
It’s best to start tile removal from the top to the bottom if they were constructed properly as mentioned above.
Of course, start only where you plan to remodel, only.
Dirty and clogged gutters can also be a culprit to leaking roofs and seepage. That’s a simple solution to resolve. Just remove the dirt and leaves. Also, remove any other types of obstructions that can cause water runoff.
Be careful because gutters and leaders can be sharp. Also, the heights can be dangerous, as well. Take great care in finding stability when climbing and performing the work near the gutters and the roof.
Water damage from a leaky roof can cause mold damage.
Mold damage can have HUGE health implications.
If the job is too big then you may want to contact a professional and get a quote. Discuss payment options if money is an issue.
Safety is important.
Be safe, either way, and good luck!