A leaking roof is a scary situation for anyone. Leaking can cause significant damage and be costly to repair. If your roof is leaking, before you start to panic, remember that no matter what the issue is, there is a way to fix it. A certified roofing contractor can help you find the root cause, determine how to fix the issue, and mitigate future leaks. Together you can come up with a solution to combat your leaking roof and prevent this problem from ever happening again. Here are a few things to bear in mind.
Age of the Roof
If you are experiencing leaking, the culprit may be the age of your roofing system. If it’s been years since your last roofing replacement, you may have some failing roofing materials on your hands. Your roof goes through a lot of wear and tear during its lifespan. Deterioration can be caused by the UV rays of direct sunlight and other aspects of Mother Nature. It is common to find this damage as your roof ages, but it is important to have a plan in place to periodically replace and repair portions of your roofing system that show signs of decay.
If your leaking roof has started leaking suddenly and without warning or observable damage from age, you may have sustained damage to your property. In Howard County and across Maryland, it is not uncommon to have wind, rain, and hail storms bring about significant property damage. If you are experiencing the sudden onset of a leaking roof, take a walk around your property to determine the cause. Your roofing contractor can help pinpoint the cause, too. Damage also warrants a call to your insurance company.
Your Gutter Need Maintenance
Gutters play a vital role in the functionality of a roof. In fact, a roof is only as good as its drainage system. If you are experiencing leakage, check your gutters for damages or blockages. As a property owner, you should always make sure that your gutters are intact and free from debris or clutter. Gutter cleaning and maintenance is an easy way to ensure that you are giving your roof the support it needs to drain properly.
Your Last Roofer Cut Corners
If your roof is leaking even though it was recently replaced or repaired, your last roofing company might have cut some corners. A shoddy roofing job may have caused you more damage than you originally hoped to replace. If you think this is the case, contact a professional and experienced roofing company to have your roof inspected.
Hire a Pro
If you are experiencing roof leaks in any form, prepare to get a professional contractor to take a look. Waiting to repair a leaking roof will only cause more damage. At RoofPRO, we have the experience necessary to combat your leaking roof with efficiency and skill. We have many satisfied RoofPRO customers across Maryland and look forward to adding you to the list. Contact us today to schedule a free estimate. Our staff would be delighted to assist you throughout the entire roofing repair process.
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