How to fix a leaking roof from the inside?

Leak in roof of house is very undesirable problem for us. We make house for our comfortable and safe living. But when we get damage in structure of the building or get leakage in ceiling or roof then it make us disappointed.

So, in this article I am going to show you step by step procedure for How to fix a leaking roof from the inside.

How to fix a leaking roof from the inside?

At first prepare the materials and tools used for water proofing the surface like, super laykold rubberised bitumen emulsion , membrane, paintbrush, scissors, water, and rubber gloves.

How to fix a leaking roof from the inside?

Step1:- First of all Identify the leaking area of the roof. For example The parapet wall originally had face brick and mortar joints with holes so leakage may happen from there.

Step2:- After that you got the leaking area, now clean it with the help of nailed brush. If there are cracks with valley, then you can use mortar to fill the gaps followed by a rubberized bitumen emulsion coating. The bitumen emulsion is mixed with water and applied as a primer to make the surface water proof.

Step3:- Membrane strips are soaked in water, squeezed out, and then embedded in the bitumen emulsion. You can add double or triple coat or layers of membrane to ensure thorough saturation and adhesion.

The first layer should be allowed to dry for two to three hours before applying a second and third coat, ensuring proper overlapping of membrane sections.

Step4:-Now, the coated surface should be cured properly for more than 15 days to 20 days.

Step5:-Finally, After curing, a silver-coated bituminous paint should be applied for added UV protection and heat reflection. Silver coating should be done carefully to avoid drips.

You can apply two coats of silver paint, to increase the durability of water proofing and UV protection for many years.

Hence, in this way we can fix a leaking roof from the inside. I hope this article remains helpful for you. The products used in this article can be taken from amazon like websites.

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