Though more common during a rainstorm, strong winds, or during the snowy and icy winter months, a leaking roof can spring up at any time. Here are some things to bear in mind if it happens.
The first step in resolving any leak is to mitigate the potential damage to your home’s interior. If the leak is dripping, place a container underneath the drip to catch the water and limit your floor’s exposure to excess water. If your ceiling is bulging or buckling under the weight of absorbed water, poke a small hole in the center of the bulge to relieve the pressure and to reduce the likelihood of ceiling collapse. The next and perhaps the most important step is to identify the source of the leak. Once the source has been identified, there are a variety of options depending upon the severity of the leak and the season.
The When and How of Roof Repair
If you are lucky, you have a new roof and the leak is caused by something as simple as a dislodged piece of flashing or a few damaged shingles. In these cases, a call to RoofPRO will have your leak fixed quickly at a minimal cost to you. However, roofs only last so long. If it has been more than ten years since your last roof replacement, the leak could be a sign of more serious damage or wear – and you may need extensive repair or a whole new roof.
If it is determined that you need a larger roofing repair job, the next big decision is when to have the work done. When it comes to roofing, the season matters. Summer’s higher temperatures reduce the integrity of roofing materials. Spring rains reduce the number of days available for roofing. Snow or ice coverage during the winter makes roof work almost impossible. Lower daily temperatures and limited precipitation make fall the optimal time for roof repair and replacement. If the leak is one that can wait to be fixed, it may be best to do so. Preventative measures, such as an emergency roof tarp, can temporarily stop the leak and allow you to have the repair work completed during optimal conditions.
Don’t Wait If You Need an Emergency Roof Replacement
No matter the season, if your roof has a significant leaking or integrity problem, don’t wait. In certain serious situations, the potential damages caused by the continued leak outweigh the difficulties of roofing during inclement weather. It doesn’t matter if the leak is large or small. What matters is the leak’s source and what kind of damage it could cause in the short- or long-term if left unaddressed. Don’t risk making the wrong choice and causing additional unnecessary and costly damage. Let the professional roofing team at RoofPRO assess the leak and utilize our years of experience to determine the best course of action.
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