Although many homeowners welcome a spot of cool rain, it’s not so welcome when it causes an active leak in the roof. Leaks aren’t just annoying; they can do extensive damage to your property if you fail to address them properly.

What to Do When There’s an Active Roof Leak


In this post, your local roofing contractors at Lankford Roofing & Construction LLC discuss what to do when there’s an active leak in your roof.

Deal With the Water Pools

First things first: clean up the pools of water or any spot where water has spilled and accumulated as a result of the leak. You’ll be able to figure out where the main point of entry is when you do this, and you can even trace the leak back to its origin on the roof. Dealing with the water pools also allows you to prevent extensive water damage on your floors and walls.

Temporary Patching Up

Once you’ve located the point of entry, it’s a good idea to maintain the situation until experienced roof repair contractors arrive. Even a temporary leak barrier, such as a piece of plywood, helps since you’re preventing more water from entering your property.  

We don’t recommend going up the roof, though, since the surface may not be as sturdy as you think. Restrict yourself to what you’re physically capable of until help arrives.

Hire a Professional Contractor

Finally, hire a professional local contractor to help you address your active roof leak. It’s tempting to do DIY leak repair, but it’s risky, and you might end up injuring yourself. Worse, you might end up aggravating the leak, causing it to grow in size.

As your local experts, Lankford Roofing & Construction LLC has years of experience handling all kinds of roofing problems – from leaks to storm damage. When you work with us, we’ll address your home’s active roof leak.

We also offer expert window replacement services. Call us at today (903) 465-7677 or (580) 920-1433 to learn more about our services. We are local contractors serving homeowners throughout Sherman and Denison, TX, as well as other parts of Texas.


Published On: February 18, 2018Categories: RoofingTags: , ,


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He was here on time, came out when he said he would, helped with our insurance. We were very satisfied with them. Their clean up was excellent and you couldn’t tell they had been here.

Stella T.

Lankford Roofing was very professional, friendly, and prompt! I highly recommend their services. Thank you Lankford Roofing!

Jeremy D.

Mike was the one that I dealt with and he was more than professional and helpful. I feel that he went out of his way to make sure we got what we needed.

Bill A.

Katie @ Lankford was very professional and very knowledgeable… Great job, great follow up.. Would definitely recommend them and use them on any future roofing needs!!!

Gene H.

I was astonished and delighted with their work and spend…and with their assistance with the insurance company. Yes I do recommend them.

Wayne J.

The Staff at Lankford Roofing met or exceeded my expectations in all respects. I would definitely retain their services again if needed in the future and highly recommend them to my friends.

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