Roof damage after hurricane and earthquake

Old 09-29-11, 11:32 PM
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Roof damage after hurricane and earthquake

One top part of the roof started to leak after very unusual weather pattern in the region where I live,.... earthquake, several days' torrential bucketful type of rain and hurricane that all occurred for the past two months.

The leak comes from one big nail that penetrating directly from the roof. I suspected it on earthquake or torrential/bucketful rain. Either way, my concern is how to keep it from getting worse. Because, roofing co is so busy to come to my house for whole roofing job, saying that 700 customers are ahead of me. All other roofing Companies are the same, ... not able to take another call. Then, I have no choice but to wait until Xmas or even early Spring for whole roofing repair.

My question is;
As mentioned above, that tiny leak coming from a big nail penetrating directly from the roof. It's only one spot of leak and I keep a bucket to catch a leak.
However, until next Spring,
Is there a way to keep that tiny leak from getting worse, because winter is near?

Any help on this would be truly appreciated.

Old 09-30-11, 10:28 AM
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Drive the nail back into the roof and cover it with a dab of roofing tar.

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