How to find a roof leak

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The best way to find a roof leak is to follow the signs. However, this is not always a reliable way. There are many things that can divert water for hundreds of feet (or even thousands). Thankfully, in most cases leaks are able to be found or a general area can be isolated and repaired in order to fix the problem.

It is important to know some things about the construction of the building and take the information into consideration as you begin to locate the leak.

Fast Tip: For a flat roof with seams that are exposed simply walk on the seams and feel around where 2 or more seams meet together, watch and listen to see if there is water or bubbles escaping from the leak. This method is sort of like submersing a bicycle tire under water to find a leak but, your foot provides the pressure…

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