Roofs can require many different kinds of repair. Among the causes of roof repair, a leak in your roof can be one of the most destructive problems. When your roof is leaking, it is important to get your roof fixed as quickly as possible. The water that finds its way into your home can cause mold, mildew and even wood rot within your home’s structure, irrevocably damaging the internal structure. When you believe your roof may need leak repair, how can you identify and repair the leak?
Leaking Roof Tips
Identify A Leak
First thing’s first: you must determine if you have a leak. You may have seen some water dripping from the ceiling. This is a sign that there may be a leak. Go to your attic and inspect the structure to find the source of the water. If you cannot seem to find it, you may have a friend or family member pour water on your roof’s exterior to create a drip.
Patch The Leak Source
Next, stop the progress of the water and the damage it can cause. There are roof patches that you can use as a temporary measure available at your local home improvement store. This will give you the ability to schedule a full repair at a later time. Remember however these are temporary.
Have Your Roof Inspected
Schedule an inspection from your local roofer. With a leak, there may be some existing damage on your roof and the leak itself may have caused some damage in your building. It is important to have your roof complete a full inspection to tell you if repair or even replacement is necessary.
Do you need roof replacement? Capital Construction completes roof installations for your home in Minneapolis, MN. Give us a call today at (612) 263-9262.