What should I do if my roof is leaking?Crown Roofing
A leaking roof is a worrying sign. This unpleasant situation usually catches the majority of homeowners completely off guard - what to do and who to call, how to minimize the damage? So many questions! Believe us, we know how frustrating, worrying and even terrifying it could be. First of all, there is one thing that needs to be clarified: if the roof is leaking, there has been a certain roof damage that you simply didn’t know about. That’s why we want to warn you against climbing your roof and checking it by yourself. The surface can be tricky, not to mention that roof leaks are less dangerous than hand/foot breaks. So, what should one do if there is a leak? Step 1. If it is still raining, the best you can do is to find all the empty buckets and tubs that you have at your disposal to gather the water. Please, make sure that electrical systems haven’t been exposed to water. We recommend to shut it off at all for everyone’s safety. As soon as you finish, call a contractor and schedule an appointment. Step 2. Here comes a roof inspection! Their main task is to analyze the damage, find its source and remove it before it causes any more damage. While choosing a contractor, pay attention to all the credentials, don’t be shy to ask questions. Step 3. A house check-up! Roof leaks usually lead to other problems, especially if a leak exists for quite some time. It can be mold, mildew and even the decay of the structure. Anyway, it won’t hurt to check! That’s it! By the way, we wanted to remind you that Crown Roofing & Masonry offers free cost estimation. Don’t hesitate to call us at (847) 483-9960 if you require further information.