It is not only raining outside, but now it’s raining in your house! What do you do?
It is important to know that by the time you see evidence of a leak in your house, your roof has probably been leaking for a while. It’s now about minimizing any damage and fixing the problem in the short and long term. A leaky roof can cause permanent damage to your drywall, ceilings, and framing.
If you have an accessible attic space, go there to find out where the water is coming from. If it is a steady stream of water, call a roofer immediately. Allstate Roofing & More, LLC can be reached 24 hours and, in the case of an emergency, can come out and tarp the roof as a short-term solution to stop the damage.
If you find that it’s a slow drip, put something under it to prevent any further interior damage. If it is after-hours, you can avoid an after-hours charge by waiting until business hours to call a roofer.
If you do not have accessible attic space, call a roofer immediately.
A roofer will come and inspect the roof to determine what the problem is—depending on the age and condition of the roof leaking could be caused by missing or uplifted shingles due to wind and/or other storm damage. Tarping may be necessary in advance of the repair. The good news is that if the damage is caused by the elements, it is often covered by insurance and the insurance is typically retroactive to include the cost of any tarping.
Rather not wait for a leak to determine that your roof is damaged? Allstate Roofing & More, LLC can conduct a free roof inspection and help you identify any potential issues before they become a problem!