Flat roof is notorious for causing problems. Leaking, Plywood rotting are just few of the problems that goes along with having a flat roof, having a poorly done flat roof that is.
The number one cause of repair is leaking due to incompetent waterproofing.
When your flat roof is failing on you, you might want to consider repairing it. If you choose to ignore it, damage will be too much that it will go down on you literally. Doing it yourself or an expert depends on the severity of the damage. There are temporary, and permanent repairs that you can do to your roof depending on the type of roof you have.
The easiest way to prevent leaking is patching it, but when not done well the water will eventually leak in causing the wood to rot, and there’s another problem there which means another shelling out of money. Thus the easiest way isn’t the most reliable one.
Now on to repairing. We will delve a bit on traditional felt roof repair, asphalt roof repair concrete roof repair, fiberglass, EPDM and best pain on waterproofer. Paint or sealants can well be the easiest and the best short term solution. You might want to store more of that because for sure after awhile, you’ll notice a drip again. For a more permanent solution, you may add a ‘layer on top’ if the existing felt can take it.
The idea behind repairs is having to know the real source of problem and coming up with a needed solution and a method to finally get over your problem with your crying roof. Sometimes even with constant repairs, the damage has been done and there is no other ways to go about it but to replace the roof. Better that than having to face constant fixings. And oh when you actually going to put up a new roof make sure to do it right this time.