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How to Find a Leak and What to Do Before Replacing

Roofpro Find Leak What To Do Before Replacing Maryland

If you have a leak somewhere in your house, it’s a problem. The first thing you need to do is determine where the leak is coming from. Once you have figured that out, there are several steps that need to be followed in order to fix the issue. If this seems overwhelming, don’t worry! The roofing contractors at RoofPRO, LLC know exactly what to do to get your house back to normal in no time. So we’re here today with some tips on how to find a leak, and what steps you’ll need to take before replacing anything.

Maryland Roofing

Here at RoofPRO, we want to be your go-to company when it comes to Maryland roofing. Our roofers are expert communicators and hard workers, so not only will your home look perfect, but you’ll be kept in the loop every step of the way. When you hire RoofPRO, you are hiring professionals. Your satisfaction is our number one goal. We always thoroughly inspect your home before beginning a project so we know exactly what needs fixing. We also welcome questions from you.

Roof Leak Repair Service

As part of our roof leak repair service, during our initial inspection, we will be sure to check the areas where leaks are most common. These are: inside the attic, on the roof, under the roofing material, and on the ground. Any inspection that does not involve looking in the attic or on the roof is simply inadequate. The attic is a key component to your roof system. Some leaks are impossible to find until you inspect the attic. Even if you see water stains, it is hard for the untrained eye to see if they are old or new. This is an important distinction to make when seeking out a leak. Mold is usually an indicator of either a slow leak or poor ventilation.

It is equally important to thoroughly inspect the roof, as it may appear that a leak is coming from a pipe, when it’s really coming from above and traveling down the pipe. While we are on your roof, we will inspect the condition of your roofing materials and replace any missing shingles. An improperly installed roof is much more likely to allow leaks than one installed by certified roofers. This is why it is so important to hire professionals for your home repair projects.

Sometimes a leak isn’t obvious, and this means we need to pick up shingles or take off some siding to see the flashing. When inspecting the other materials, we search for water stains, rusty nails, and dirt. Dirt will indicate that water is getting into places it shouldn’t. It is important to inspect a leak from the ground, but, as previously mentioned, this should not be the only place you look. People will occasionally try to take advantage of homeowners by only inspecting the ground, and that just isn’t thorough enough to catch every problem. If you are trying to inspect your own roof, however, it’s better to stay on the ground. Unless you are a professional roofer, walking on your roof is dangerous. So, if you are on the ground, look for anything out of place. It may be very beneficial to watch how your shingles react to higher winds as well.

Roof Leak Repair

The most important thing here is to find your leak! Once the location is discovered, the fixing can begin. If you are ready for some professional help when it comes to roof leak repair, contact RoofPRO, LLC today by filling out our online form or giving us a call at 410-428-6806.

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