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.
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.