What Do You Do When Your Roof Is Leaking?
There are good doctors and not so good doctors. If you are sick you want the best doctor you can find to diagnose the illness and help you get well. When your house is “sick” with a leaky roof you should also want the best roof technician to help diagnose the issue and repair it.
Not all roofers are the same. Some are great at installs, some are not. Some are just roll and go folks. Every roofer has a purpose but not every roofer can diagnose where a leak is coming from and what the best method is to repair the roof.
Leaks Are Deceiving
To really get to the bottom of a leaky roof you have to be able to diagnose a couple of different things:
- What is the source of the leak ie; damaged shingle, missing shingles, slope issues, weather damage. What happened to the roof that causes it to leak?
- Where is point zero for the leak? Sometimes leaks can be very deceiving by the time they are noticed. It may seem like the leak is coming from right over the living room but the reality is the leak is coming from 3 or 4 rooms to the left and the pitch of the roof makes it seem to be leaking from right above.
- What is the proper process for repairing the leak and making sure it does not happen again? Not every leak can be repaired in the same way.
Many professional roofers are limited by what they can do because they do not have the tools nor the specialty training to really narrow down the cause of the leak. They do not have the knowledge to properly repair a leaky roof so that it does not start back up again.
Unfortunately some “professional” roofers really fit into the “handy man” category and are not professional roofers at all!
Make The Right Choice
One of the best ways to save money on a leaky roof is to address the issue immediately. It is not going to go away on its own. Of course using a true professional roofer is also going to save you money by insuring that the job is done right the first time.
Locating the leak, repairing the leak and minimizing damage to the rest of the roof is exactly what a professional roofer can do for you! Make the right choice get a professional in to help you with your leaky roof.