Temporary vs Permanent Roof Repair

Stopping the water ingress is the most important thing to do when there is a roof leak.  This prevents further damage to the roof, structure and building contents.  The technician will do an investigation and find the source of the leak.  Once found, they apply a temporary repair.  This is usually like a bandaid that stops the leak immediately.  It doesn’t fix the failing area of the roof but it mitigates the damage.


What is a Leak Investigation?

The leak location is where the technician starts their investigation.  They will need access to any units or spaces where the leak is occurring.  They will need to trace back from the location where it was found to the location on the roof where the water is getting in.  This could involve cutting wall or ceiling since it might not be coming from directly above.

Technicians look for signs of water damage and figure where on the roof it must be coming from.  They then go to the roof and look for deficiencies and water damage.


When to Get a Permanent Roof Repair

A permanent repair will be quoted based on photos taken during the leak investigation.  Once approved a permanent repair will be scheduled. This repair will involve removing the temporary repair and the deficient area of the roof and replacing it so it functions just the way it should. It is important to get the permanent repair done as soon as possible and to not wait more than eight weeks, or less, depending on the situation, size of deficiency, weather conditions, etc.

Temporary Repairs to the roof do not last forever. It is unusual for us to be able to fix the problem when weather is severe, so a temporary repair is completed to prevent further damage. We then schedule a time to return to permanently fix the roof. It’s important to understand that emergency roof repairs are not meant to be permanent solutions. We don’t know how long a temporary roof repair will hold. This depends on many factors; most of them being out of everyone’s control.  


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