How to Fix a Leaking Roof

A leaky roof may be one of a homeowner’s worst nightmares. Stay aware of potential roof issues by watching for signs of leaking, such as water stains on interior ceilings and walls. When you notice these stains, it is important to move fast to stop roof leaks before they become serious and cause extensive damage. At RoofClaim.com, we offer inspection service to help you find a quick fix for leaking roof problems.

Fix Roof Leak Problems Quickly

It may be tempting to ignore a leaky roof, thinking that the water stains appear small and insignificant. However, it is best to track down and stop roof leaks as quickly as possible. Even a small leak can cause extensive damage. You might be dealing with framing and sheathing decay, destroyed insulation, damaged ceilings and drywall, and mold within a short time if you do not fix roof leak problems quickly. The best way to fix roof leaks is to respond quickly to determine where and why the water is getting through the roof barrier and then to fix the problem as quickly as possible.

How to Fix a Leaking Roof

The first step to fixing a leaky roof is to determine where the leak originates. From outside, look at your roof above the point where you see stains inside. Look for roof penetrations that could be the reason for the leak. Common roof penetrations include chimneys, dormers, and roof vents. These points are often where water can get through a roof. If you have attic access, go up to the attic with a flashlight and look at the underside of the roof above where you see water stains on the ceiling below. Once you find the source of the leak, if it is small, you might be able to fix it yourself. You might need to reapply caulk around adjoining surfaces on the roof. Sometimes siding needs to be replaced above step flashing to enhance the barrier. Step flashing at roof intersections might also rust or come loose, allowing water to run behind it. In this case, you will need to remove shingles around the step flashing, replace the flashing, and put the shingles back in place.

Roof Leak Repair Service

If your roof leak is more extensive and you do not feel qualified to resolve it yourself, contact Roofclaim.com for help with roof leak repair service. We are a roof repair company network, specializing in matching homeowners with qualified contractors. We take all the effort out of the process of finding a reputable contractor. The process starts with a roof inspection, which can either be performed via satellite imagery or live drone.   If you have questions or would like to request more information, contact us via our convenient online chat.

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How to Find Leaks in a Roof

Your roof is an integral part of your home. It keeps the elements out and keeps your family safe, and that is why it is important to inspect your roof, especially after a severe storm. It is not hard to do the work to find a roof leak, especially if you have noticed water stains on your ceilings or walls.

If you have noticed water stains on your ceilings or walls, then it is likely that your roof is leaking. Luckily, finding a roof leak is not a difficult task and once you have located the source, a contractor can help patch up your roof.

How to Find a Roof Leak

When you notice water stains, that’s usually a sign there’s a leak in your roof. It is important to note that the location of the stains does not always indicate that the leak is in the same spot, in fact, the best way to find a roof leak is to look higher than the stains on both the interior and exterior of your home. In other words, when it comes to roof leak detection and repair, it’s imperative to think like water and look higher up to see where the water might have flowed down to the lower edges of your roof.

When you are locating roof leaks, you should start by looking for holes or any visible damage to the exterior of your roof. Damage is the most common cause of leaks and they usually occur in the areas around the plumbing, roof vents, chimneys, dormers, skylights, gutters, downspouts, and ridge caps, so it could be beneficial to start looking for penetrations in one of those areas. Even if you find the source of your leak there, it is beneficial to examine the entire roof to see if there are damaged areas you have not noticed yet.

The next step is to access your attic or top floor with a flashlight and a camera during the day to look for water stains, mold, discolored areas, and any other inconsistencies in the area. If you have noticed a few discolored areas, switch off your light source and see if you can pinpoint any sources where light could be entering from outside.

RoofClaim.com Can Help with Roof Leak Detection and Repair

If you are still having trouble with your leaking roof or you want a second set of eyes on it to determine what kind of repairs you may need, contact RoofClaim.com. Our drone services will come to your home to get a report using the latest technology. When it comes to locating roof leaks, our team of experts knows what to look for and can help you determine the cause of the leak. Once you have that knowledge, we can match you with a local contractor from our network of experts, so you don’t have to worry about finding somebody yourself. Our goal is to make this process easy and convenient for all our customers because dealing with a leaking roof is stressful enough.

If you have questions or would like to request more information, contact us via our convenient online chat.  If you are ready to get started, you can schedule a free inspection to determine the source of  the leak.

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