Diagnosing a Leaking Roof
Major roof leaks are generally impossible to miss, but for minor roof leaks there are some subtle indications that you may be able to spot prior to further damage occurring.
If it feels like monsoon season in your home, it’s patently obvious you’ve got a leak – although even something as simple as an unexplainable damp or musty odor emanating from your walls and ceilings hint at a compromised section of roofing. If that is the case, we recommend that you investigate your attic, upper rooms and ceilings for any indications of mold and mildew proliferation. You may also discover water stains or damage on ceilings that generally imply that water is leaking into your home.
Contact a Professional Immediately
In the case of a confirmed roof leak, it’s critical that you call a professional roofer immediately as it may take some time for the contractors to arrive at your home.
Expert roofers know to look for and recognize all points of potential damage such as the roof shingles, underlayment, flashing and ventilation, so there’s considerably lesser risk of recurring roof leaks.
Professional roof repairs are also covered by warranties and provide peace of mind, knowing that your roof is adequately repaired for the foreseeable future. Some roofing contractors, like Rapid Restore, provide 24/7 emergency leak repair services and can be at your home to fix your roof within 2 hours.
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- If the ceiling is leaking water, poke a hole in the center of the affected section of drywall in order to drain it and prevent further damage. Position a bucket underneath in order to prevent spillage.
- Place a tarp over the affected shingles and roof area to prevent further precipitation from seeping into your home. If your roof doesn’t have suitable access, or you are simply too uncomfortable to perform this step, wait for a professional to arrive.
- Ensure that the tarp is placed securely over the peak of your roof and nail the edges of the tarp down – you can use bricks to weigh down the tarp prior to nailing (if necessary due to high winds).
About Rapid Restore
Our mission at Rapid Restore is to provide a stress-free, refreshingly simple, world-class roof installation experience for our customers in Long Island, NY. We look forward to protecting you. With over 110+ 5 star reviews on Google, you can trust the expert roofing contractors at Rapid Restore to replace your roof on-time and within budget.
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