Roof Leak Repair
Do you have a soggy basement? Does it seem like there is water seeping into the walls of your home, or around windows near sinks and bathtubs? It could be coming from an old roof that needs to be repaired!
A roofing leak, whether it’s a small drip or a huge pool of water, means that there is some damage to the roof itself or to the surface beneath it. It also means more than an inconvenient spot on your ceiling; this type of leak can eventually lead to costly water damage and rot throughout your home. Roof leak repair may seem intimidating, but the first step is easy: don’t panic.
This article will help you understand what roof leaks are, why they occur, and the steps to do should you find yourself with a leaky roof.
What causes roof leaks?
Roof leaks can occur when any of the components that make up a roof system become worn or damaged on either the upper side of your roof or underneath the surface beneath it. A leaking roof, along with weathering and environmental exposure, makes it difficult to tell whether a problem is caused by something simple like a worn shingle or whether there is more serious damage beneath the surface.
A simple leak may be caused by just one damaged shingle or flashing component that can be repaired quickly and easily. However, larger leaks usually result from deterioration of the entire roof system where water has pooled in areas between layers of your roofing materials. This type of leak will require far more extensive repairs than replacing one piece of your roofing materials.
How to spot a potential leak?
There are many signs of a potential leak problem, including:
- Water streaks on your ceiling or walls.
- Discolored patches of paint or plaster.
- Discolored ceilings in rooms with lower ceilings.
- Condensation forms in the attic when it's not hot enough to do so.
- Buckling, curling, or blistering shingles.
- Standing water in the attic.
Problem signs aside, any visible holes or cracks may be cause for concern. Roof leaks can be a major inconvenience, and they can also lead to serious damage if left unchecked. In short, consider a roof leak a serious problem.
When you should call in a professional for help with your roof leak repair
It’s generally a good idea to check your roof for leaks, especially before after any big storm. You should also have a professional inspect your home from time to time since the smallest leak can cause serious damage over time. If you spot a leak on your ceiling or walls, it's best to contact a professional who can perform roof leak repair right away.
Oakland Roofing Pros can help you find the source of your leak and fix it quickly before any further damage occurs. Our experts will come to your home with all the tools needed to locate and repair leaks in your home's roof or siding. With over 30 years of experience, we are experts at going above and beyond to ensure that the job is completed correctly so that you don't have to worry about any damage or mold growth in your home for years to come!
What are you waiting for? Call us today!
On-site services are not available yet at our office at 1731 East 21st Street, Oakland, CA 94606. However, you can call us anytime at (510) 405-0869 for a free quote on roof leak repair!