Does Anyone Know Any Temporary Solution for a Leaky Roof (Shingles)

@Muelitz (1592)
Canada
August 8, 2012 3:32pm CST
Our house roof shingle is supposed to be replaced in 4-5 years according to the building inspector. However, when it poured last week, water started to drip from our bathroom ceiling. I used a ladder to go up the access hatch to check it and did not find where the rain might have entered. I may need to wait for it to rain again. For financial reasons, we are not ready to have our shingles replaced so I am looking for alternatives to having it replaced of a temporary solution to my problem. I am not sure if some of you have been in this predicament before. If you have or if you know anything that I can maybe apply to my roof to make it last longer, i'd be glad to hear it. Thanks in advance.
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3 responses
@eagletrek2 (2200)
• Kingston, New York
9 Aug 12
Hi is there a home depo Or Lowes by you They have people who some times retired from roofing business Who work for them They can all so look for your answer from the items they sell.
@Muelitz (1592)
• Canada
9 Aug 12
Yes there is. That's the place I buy all things related to house repairs.I will visit them this afternoon.
• India
9 Aug 12
Pedlite's Dr.Fix it water proofing solution is a good remedy.... I says it from my experience..
@Muelitz (1592)
• Canada
9 Aug 12
Thanks, I will check if this is available in our hardware stores.
@besweet (4953)
• Greece
8 Aug 12
Hi! I don't know what kind of roof you have, but you can try a temporary water insulation material for the area that has the problem. But first I think you need to find where is the leak and check how big is the damage. If there is a minor problem then you could do it by yourself temporarily. However, if there is serious damage then maybe you should consider finding a more permanent solution to avoid more problems with your roof.
@Muelitz (1592)
• Canada
9 Aug 12
Thanks for the advise. I am really looking for a permanent solution so I can sleep tight at night. I may have to defer it for next year though.