Tim the tool man here bringing you another experience in home enhancement. This time offering a step-by-step manual to do it yourself job when your house has an unexpected escape coming out of the ceiling within your residence. One of the first thoughts once you first detect moisture, a water spot, or notice dripping sound whenever it rains is that somewhere in your roof there simply might be a fracture, a little hole in which a roofing nail was, or even any lost caulk around the freezing round the roof ports. Whatever the case, trying to discover where escape is coming from in your roof is like finding a needle in a haystack. To put it differently, an impossible job to find just where that hole or crack is on the roof.
There are lots of alternatives to consider when one is confronted with preventing additional water damage within one’s home because of a leaky roof. The most apparent one is that the roof is older and it could demand an entire replacement. That is the most expensive choice. One which can cost well over $5,000 or even more based on the square footage of your roof. For a lot of us particularly senior citizens living on Social Security which isn’t the alternative. The best opportunity to get rid of any leaks, shield the house, and at precisely the same time if you just happen to stay in a warm climate like Florida maintain your inside cool on these exceptionally warm and humid days would be to employ a silicone waterproof barrier over the whole roof.
With the dawn of modern silicone roof technologies, they’ve produced several sealants that would cheaper and much more practical to employ directly in your roof rather than a whole roof restoration. During due diligence and research on the various kinds of silicone sealers, I urge Eterna-Lote S-100. From all of the recommendations, you will find this one is undoubtedly the best option for virtually any kind of roof. You may purchase it online however, for absolute convince and price Home Depot carries this brand. They say timing is everything because I was only lucky enough to be at Home Depot if they’d Eterna-Lote S-100 available. Initially, a 5-gallon bucket could cost a bit over $200 but it had been discounted to $70. The square footage of my roofing took 2 5 gallon drums of the sealant. A much greater cost than had I chosen to replace my roof. In any case, there’s a 50-year guarantee. What a bargain.
There is actually not much to do as soon as you have the essential equipment required to finish the job at hand in employing this sealant in your roof. 5 gallons covers only about 500 square feet no primer required. What I recommend to get a one-story dwelling is the 8ft. Ladder and extendable roller handle using a paint roller designed for rough surfaces contemplating our roofing are a rolled outside shingled roof. Next, you’ll need a vacant 5-gallon bucket. As soon as you’ve got these crucial tools program is not difficult to accomplish.
Another word of warning would be to look at the weather forecast before employing. For the best results, your roofing ought to be dry and free of any debris like Wentzville water damage. If any rain is from the prediction wait till there are two times of warm weather before and after implementing this sealant. What I did was wait till the weather was a balmy sunny 65 degrees. And in Florida during the winter season, 65 degree days are rather common. I began with draining 2 gallons of Eterna to the vacant 5-gallon bucket giving me easy access to lift it on the roof. This is only because I’m not Hercules anymore and 5 gallons of the sealant weighs only about 100 pounds. So carrying this burden up my ladder could have been a substantial job, to say the very least.