Every homeowner dreads the thought of their roof leaking especially when they find out during a heavy storm. Not only does it cause damage to the internal structure of your house, it can also cause damage to your belongings that you worked so hard to acquire.
Handling roof leak repair Orlando area
There are two ways you can find out if your roof has leaks or if it is showing signs that leaks might occur in the not so distant future.
One is to get your roof inspected by a team of professionals to find out the extent of the damage that caused the leak or to find out if there are any other issues that may be more serious. There are a lot of reputable roofing companies who offer free roofing inspections so feel free to consult them and move forward from there.
The other way is to do it yourself (DIY). Let’s be honest, not everyone wants to climb up the roof and risk causing more damage to the roof or worse, getting yourself seriously injured in the process. But if you are the DIY type, know the potential hazards and know exactly what to look for then by all means, go for it.
The key point is if you find a leak or foresee a leak happening because your existing roof shows some damage get it repaired as soon as possible. One small leak is not going to ruin your home but, if that small leak is left alone it causes more problems and damages more and more of your house which could eventually lead to the loss of your home’s structural integrity – that is never a good thing.
Basic Reasons Leaks Happen:
- Wear and Tear (Material Age)
- Damage caused by “events” (Storms, hail, falling tree branches, strong winds, etc…)
- Improper Installation
- Poor Workmanship
- Improper Roof Maintenance
- Inadequate Maintenance
- Defective Roofing Material
There are some occasions where the “leak” isn’t actually a real leak but just indoor moisture caused by condensation or rainwater that might have found its way through the vent and into the attic. Try looking for signs of a leak (water stains, rotted wood, etc…) to help tracking down the leak and work your way to the source.
To know more about how to handle roof leak repair Orlando area, contact Orlando Roofing Group. Call us today for a FREE inspection & estimate (407) 848-1101.