How to fix a leaky roof

The day after a downpour of rain you dash to get your favourite box of cereal that you store on the fridge top, only to find that the box and cereal contained is soaked because of a leaky roof...bummer!

But you can fix it!
Leaky roofs have become somewhat of an accepted long standing house repair that don’t get fixed, especially since they’re only a bother when the rain falls. But it doesn’t have to be so. So instead of getting out the bucket and pan next time rain falls, fix your leaky roof!

The best way to fix roofs is by using Gardner Wet-R-Dri All Weather Plastic Roof Cement, now available at Rapid True Value. It stops roof leaks, it is fiber reinforced and can be used in wet or dry conditions, according to the manufacturer.

But before you take on the role of handyman, here are some tools you may need: gloves, ladder and a trowel.

Please note that you should only do roof repairs on a sunny day...for obvious reasons. You should also take extra safety precautions to avoid injury. Fixing roofs can be done in three easy steps:

Step 1

Coat the area with Wet-R-Dri using the trowel

Step 2

Put a fabric mesh/mosquito mesh over the coated area. Leave for about 2 hours.

Step 3

Reapply more Wet-R-Dri on the leaky area