Waiting for a Roofer: How to Take Care of Leaks

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When heavy storms hit, that’s when people will realize that they have roof issues. Often, it’s because they have sprung a leak and water is dripping into their home. While it can be frustrating and stressful to deal with this situation, the damage will have to be repaired by a top roofing company.

Since most roofers can’t come out and help you during the storm, there will be things you’ll have to do until help arrives. Some of these are listed below.

Minimize Interior Damage

With water coming into the home, this can cause a lot of damage to the structure and property. Removing belongings that are in the path of the water will help reduce the amount of damage that occurs during a storm.

If the water is coming through the ceiling, finding the source of entry and placing a bucket under the spot can reduce the amount of water that gets into other parts of the home. If the ceiling is bulging, poking a small hole will help release the water and might prevent it from finding other places to leak into.

roofer image showing hail storm damageFind the Point of Entry

If it’s coming from the ceiling, the leak more than likely originated from the roof, so head up to the attic to see if you can find the source of the issue. Remember, during a storm, it will be incredibly difficult to stop the water from getting in, but putting a bucket or tarp in the area could be beneficial.

Contact a Professional

Calling a roofing professional to let them know of your issue is the next step in getting the leak corrected. Again, they won’t be able to do much during the storm, but as soon as the weather clears up, they can get out to work on repairs or replacement so the next storm doesn’t bring more water into your home.

Dealing with water leaking into a home can be incredibly stressful, and by the time a storm makes your ceiling leak, the damage has been done. Don’t let it get worse. Contact Horn Brothers Roofing to find the issue and get it fixed.

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