Finding a leak in your roof can be scary and overwhelming, leaving you wondering where to begin cleaning up the mess. That’s why we’re here to give you a breakdown of the main causes of leaks, and what you need to do when you notice one.
Common Causes of Roof Leaks
Do you have any broken, curling, or missing shingles on your roof? This opens the door for water to seep through your roof and flashing and into your home. This is one reason it is so important to schedule roof inspections. Our team will catch this kind of damage and repair it before it becomes a problem.
As we discussed previously, blocked or damaged gutters can be disastrous not only for your roof but also the walls and foundation of your home. Make sure You’re regularly cleaning your gutters to prevent clogs and have them inspected at least once a year to repair any damage that has occurred.
We previously discussed the benefits of installing skylights in your home, which still remains true. However, if your skylight is installed improperly, it could lead to more vulnerabilities in your roof and potential liability for water damage.
To prevent this from happening, make sure you hire a reputable roofing company to install your skylight and have your skylight inspected every year to make sure no cracks or damage is forming.
What to Do If You Notice a Leak
First things first, collect the water. We recommend finding a large bucket and placing it underneath the drip. This will prevent further damage to the surrounding areas of your home. Next up, give our team a call right away! We’ll be able to install tarps and get to work with the inspection, repairs, and cleanup process ASAP.
If you have a leak in your home, don’t hesitate to give us a call. Visit our website to learn more about the services we offer!