Roof Repair: How to Find and Fix Roof Leaks

You can stop leaks yourself—no experience necessary

Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

  • Hammer
  • Caulk gun
  • Drill/driver, cordless
  • Flashlight
  • Pry bar
  • Putty knife
  • Tin snips

Garden hose

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

  • Metal flashing
  • Roof caulk
  • Siding caulk
  • Roofing nails
  • Rubber-washer screws
  • Roof vents
  • Plumbing boots