When you spot that tell-tale drip of water coming down from your ceiling, it might be tempting to panic. But if you keep a clear head and follow the right steps, you’ll get it fixed in no time.
1. Minimize Damage. The second you notice a leak, place a large bucket or other container under the dripping water to minimize the water damage.
2. Try to find the leak’s source. The majority of roof leaks come from areas where the shingles are damaged or missing; spots where flashing around chimneys, vents, or other protrusions is corroded or pulled up; holes where nails have worked themselves loose; or clogged gutters.
3. If possible, try a DIY fix. Depending on the severity of the problem, you may be able to fix the leak yourself when you find the source. If the issue is damaged sealing around flashing, you may be able to apply roof tar to seal it back up, or you can clean out gutters and downspouts.
4. Call in a professional. In many cases, fixing the leak yourself isn’t realistic, especially if you have an older roof. A professional roofing contractor will find (or verify) the exact cause of the leak and take the steps to handle it properly.
Call Kingsport Roofing Pros to help you solve these questions and help you make the best decision as you tackle your roofing requirements. Contact us today at 423-205-6675.
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