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.