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3 Things You Need to Do at the First Sign of a Roof Leak

If you spot a leak in your roof, the first thing you need to do is call a qualified roofer like Bradford Xteriors immediately. We will locate and repair your roof leak as soon as possible. While waiting for us to arrive, take the following steps to minimize the water damage to your home:

 

Protect Your Interior

Begin by moving your furniture away from the leak. Check your ceiling and look for a bulge or a wet spot. If you find one, it means that water is entering through your roof, traveling through your home’s structure, and pooling in that specific spot. You will need to puncture this spot to prevent the water from spreading and causing multiple leaks.

Make a Funnel

Construct a funnel before you puncture the water spot. Take a plastic bottle that can hold at least a gallon of water and then remove the bottom part using scissors. Next, turn it upside down and tape a garden hose to its neck. Run the hose out of the interior, then tape your new funnel to the side of a ladder. Position the funnel under the water spot and then puncture the spot. This will significantly minimize water damage to your interior while you wait for the roofing company to arrive.

Inspect Your Roof

Use a pair of binoculars to conduct a simple visual inspection of your roof. Look for cracked, missing, or buckling asphalt shingles. You also need to check your roof for any loose or missing flashing. Check your gutters for clots as well. If you see any of these signs, inform us when we arrive. It will make finding the leak easier.

In addition to our roofing services, we also provide expert siding installation. You can count on us for all of your exterior home improvement needs. Bradford Xteriors serves Arlington, Columbus, and Dublin, OH. Call us at (614) 328-8188 to learn more about our roof repair services. You can also ask for a free quote.

Smart Tips on Preventing Water Damage to Your Home

Water damage can turn into a major expense because of its ill effects on your home’s structural integrity. Furthermore, it contributes to mold development, which is harmful to your health. It can be daunting to deal with it, considering that it can wreak havoc on your property, but there are several ways to prevent this… Continue Reading

7 Tips for Keeping Your House Cool This Summer

Have you noticed a rise in temperature in your house this summer? There are a few home improvement projects you can take on to help keep your home cool.   Close Your Blinds: If your Dublin replacement windows do not have the right Solar Heat Gain Coefficient, you will have to close your blinds to… Continue Reading

Roofing 101: Basic Components You Need to Know

Roofing 101: Basic Components You Need to Know

Whether you’re in need of roof repair or replacement, it pays to know the basic components and how they support each other to create a waterproof barrier. This way, you can keep an eye on your roof’s condition easier, sparing you from costly damage. Bradford Xteriors, the top roofing company, discusses the fundamentals: Continue Reading

Prepare Your Home for a New Year’s Eve Party

As the new year approaches, you may be planning a party for friends and family. Is your house ready for guests? Preparing for a New Year’s Eve party does not have to be challenging. Check these areas of your house to make sure everything is in order:   Roof: Look for leaks and other roofing… Continue Reading

Choosing the Best Exterior Color Scheme for Your Home

A lovely exterior palette can improve your home’s look and increase its curb appeal. If you have a structurally sound deck and fence, and are simply looking for a way to update your home’s look, some timely siding or roof replacement is enough to give your home a fresh look. As the top home improvement… Continue Reading

The Owens Corning® Total Protection Roofing System®

When planning for roof replacement, make sure that the brand, materials and style you choose provide superior protection and comfort for your family. While there is a wide variety of roofing materials on the market, choosing the right one for your home isn’t as difficult as you might think. You just need to rely on Bradford… Continue Reading

Tips for Preparing a Roof Replacement Budget

Over time, even the highest-quality roof will eventually succumb to the effects of wear and tear from exposure to extreme temperatures and harsh weather, and will need to be replaced. In today’s post, Bradford Xteriors, your roofing and window replacement expert, shares three key tips to help you prepare a proper roof replacement budget: Continue Reading

The Benefits of Our Owens Corning® Roofing Warranties

If there is one aspect of a roof replacement project that homeowners tend to overlook, it’s the warranty. This is a mistake; your warranty protects your investment by giving you a guarantee that you will be financially protected if anything goes wrong with your new roof. As the top Owens Corning® Preferred roofer in the… Continue Reading

Projects That Add Value and Improve Your Home’s Performance

The right home improvement projects can improve your home’s comfort, beauty, and energy efficiency while simultaneously increasing your home’s value. Bradford Xteriors recommends investing in siding, window, or roof replacement if you want to recoup the majority of the project costs while significantly improving your home. Continue Reading