If your house has a flat leveled roof you need to inspect them for any cracks, leakages once in a while. Usually flat roofs are made of rubber, PVC or other synthetic materials. Roofs made of rubber or any synthetic materials could be easily fixed adhesive patches. Flat roofs often work well and has less damages or leakages. However, if your roof is a bad shape it will cost you more to get it repaired or replaced.
Locate the roof damage.
The first step ever is to locate where the damage is especially if it is a roof leak repair. Get inside your home and have a good look at the ceiling. Try to find any wet spots and water drippings. Once you locate the spot examine the roof from above and try to find the damaged area. Get a ladder (make sure you ask a family member or a friend to hold the ladder steady till you climb down) and climb on to the roof. Be very careful because the roofs can be really dangerous especially during icy winters. Get close to the leaking area and locate the exact spot has been damaged. Identify what kind of damage it is. It could either be a puncture, a crack in the rood or tears. These areas will be easily noticeable. Patch the spots immediately. Also, take note of areas that seem to be worn out and take precautions soon as possible before they could cause further damage.
Sealing cracks and repairing damages.
If you find any cracks or holes in the roof you will have to seal them. If you find any blisters on the roof pop those first before scraping away the worn out roofing material. The damaged areas should be cut using a sharp knife ensure to make a shallow cut only to remove the damaged material around the spot without harming the underneath layers of the roof. To cover any small gaps or holes use roofing cement and lay a piece of fiberglass on top of the cement. Fiberglass is excellent for sealing straight cracks and is water proof. Cover the entire piece of mesh with a thick layer of cement and finally add a layer of gravel on top of the cement to prevent any sun damage If the roof is heavily damaged consider of getting roof restorations in Melbourne.
Apply roof patches.
To patch up the roof you need to purchase a roof repairing kit. Cut the damaged or the worn areas using a knife and fill with roofing cement then choose a patch from the kit that is made from the same material as your roof and coat it with some roofing cement. Cover the patch again with a layer of roofing cement.