5 Things To Do When You Find Your Roof is Leaking
A roof leak never happens at an opportune time. We understand it can be quite a stressful time, not only having water stains and interior water damage to your home, but feeling that you need to place buckets to catch the water as it drips to prevent further damage. It’s important to stay calm, collected and level-headed. Particularly before more storms hit, you want to follow our guide to fixing your roof leak, and solving the problem so that it does not get worse.
Identify where the leak is coming from
The first major step in repairing your leaking roof is identifying the source of it. The only way to properly solve it is to see what is causing it. The first major step is of course looking where the leak is going (is it leaking in your kitchen, bathroom, living room, etc.). Then you want to look for any mold or rotten decking in your attic. Since water flows downwards, you will want to look in your crawlspace or attic for signs of moisture or calcium buildup from sunk nails. You can glean a lot from looking in your attic.
Review the health of your roof
Do you have an asphalt shingle roof or metal roof? Asphalt shingle roofs tend to be the easiest type of roofing material to repair, and are the most common in America. When you look at your roof, examine for any peeling, broken, missing or cracking shingles. If shingles are missing or lifted, you could have a potential storm damage claim if it was from a wind storm. If shingles are bruised from hail, you could also potentially have a hail claim.
A local Nashville roofing company can help you by climbing onto your roof and checking for leaks.
When it comes to examining your roof, you want a roofing contractor that will thoroughly examine all of your roof vents, pipes and shingles for holes, cracks or any damage. A common source of leaks is flashing around vents and chimneys and skylights. Repairing flashing can be affordable if done properly. If done incorrectly, it can cause more damage and more leaks. The flashing is what connects parts of your roof to the building.
Repair the source of the roof leak
When your roofing company has identified where the leak is coming from, they will want to seal the area to waterproof it for the future. A roof is designed to shed water. So, a leaky roof is the opposite of what it is designed to do. A fast-bonding agent can be used to seal the leak with flashing and rubbered bolts.
Contact a local Nashville roof repair company
If you would like to learn more information about what to do when your roof leaks, or to find out more about our company, please check us out at www.middletnroofingpros.com
What starts as a small roof leak can quickly turn into a bigger problem if not identified and fixed quickly. Similarly, hiring an inexperienced roofing contractor can cause more expensive damages and repairs fro the long term. There is no roofing problem that is too big or small for us to help with. We take pride in our customer satisfaction, and that’s ensuring the job is done right the first time. We have expert roofing technicians that can help repair and replace your roof across the Middle Tennessee area. Whether you’re home is in the Nashville metropolitan area, or Franklin, or Murfreesboro, work a local roofer that specializes in roof leak repair.