When to Hire a Roofing Contractor for a Leaky Roof

During a terrifying thunderstorm outside, you and your family are sitting in the living room next to the fireplace, safe and cosy. When all of a sudden, you hear a dripping noise coming from a nearby room, you all relax and enjoy your time together. Since you’ve only been in your new home for a few months, your heart sinks a little. So, what are your options now? What do you do if your roof is still leaking? When you notice a leak in your roof, there are a few things you can do. Check the Top 4 Steps To Fix a Leaky Roof.

We all know how important it is for your home to be protected from Mother Nature’s elements, particularly when a major storm strikes. Nobody wants to hear the horrible dripping noise coming from their ceiling.

So, if you hear a dripping sound that might suggest a leaky roof, here are some things you can do right away:

The first step is to go to the spot where the dripping sound is heard and pinpoint the precise location of the drip. This move may require some patience if it is not dripping at a rapid pace.

Following the discovery of the leak, clean up the water on the floor and in the surrounding areas.

Place a bucket underneath the drip and the leak until the area is as dry as possible so that the water can go inside. It’s also a good idea to spread a towel on the floor under the bucket. This will prevent water from splashing into the surrounding areas as it drips into the bucket and fills it (which may cause additional water damage).

You can contact a licenced roofing contractor as soon as you see water dripping into the bucket. Request that they visit your home as soon as possible because you believe you have a roof leak. They will conduct a detailed inspection of your home when they arrive to ascertain the cause of the leak, why it is leaking, and, most importantly, how to repair it.

Finally, the roofing contractor can fix (or rebuild, if there is significant damage) your roof so that you and your family can stay dry and worry-free before the next storm arrives.