Press "Enter" to skip to content

Ask a Pro

Ask a Pro Q&A – To Stop a Leak: Learn how to investigate a metal roof properly

Including damaging your home and threatening your family’s safety, roof leaks pose great dangers. Learn how to seek these hazards out with tips from outdoor pro Carson Arthur.

Question: How can I identify a leak entry spot on a metal roof? My cabin has a 45 percent pitch.

There is no easy answer here, especially with a metal roof. If I were to start hunting, I’d be looking at the joints and flashing around the edges. The trouble with roof leaks is water’s ability to travel: the hole may not be where the water is coming in. Best of luck to you!

-Carson Arthur