Is a Roof Leak an Emergency?

Is a Roof Leak an Emergency?

While April showers bring May flowers, showers have no upside if they cause a leak in your roof.

A small damp spot on your ceiling or a tiny persistent drip may not seem like a big deal, but any type of roof leak is a cause for concern and should be addressed immediately. That small leak could be repaired quickly if addressed right away. Left alone and the leak will grow into a major issue that might require a full roof replacement.

My Roof is Leaking, What Should I do?

Step 1 : Minimize the Damage

It is important to contain the leak as much as you can between the time you notice it and the time you can have it repaired. Depending on the severity of the leak and the threat of inclement weather, that tiny hole in your roof could become way worse in as little as one week’s time. The most efficient way to contain this threat is to place a tarp on your roof to cover up the hole. If there is water leaking into your home, it is vital that some sort of bucket is placed underneath to catch the drops and prevent further damage to your floors and ceilings. Your floor is especially susceptible if it is hardwood.

While it seems counterintuitive, it sometimes is best to poke a hole in the ceiling to allow trapped water to escape directly rather than continue to do damage to a larger section of your ceiling.

Step 2 : Call for backup

The next step to resolve your leaky situation is to call a roofing professional. Unfortunately, a hole in your roof cannot be fixed from the inside, so you’ll need to call an expert to inspect the damage from the top. Luckily, Thompson Creek professionals are one call away to help you assess the damage and take the necessary steps to replace your roof. There are many reasons why a roof could begin to leak, like gutter damage, faulty shingles or a structural issue. It is in your best interest to get a professional opinion on the cause for the leak before you consider repairing it.

Step 3 : Repair the Leaking Roof

Don’t wait until the last minute to replace an old roof. Call the professional roofing experts at Thompson Creek and be confident you are getting the most reliable, highly-skilled and highly-trained experts in the business. Your home’s roofing is an integrated system that requires all part to be functional and uncompromised.

The best way to avoid a leaky roof is to make sure your roof is inspected for damage yearly. While the weather can cause immediate damage to your roof, other things can also be to blame for those leaks. You can watch for these less obvious signs of roof damage. You can also hire a professional to take a look at the roof structure to be sure it hasn’t been compromised over time.

At Thompson Creek you can be confident our roofing systems are installed right and installed to last. Our No Hassle Warranty is designed to safeguard your investment for up to 50 years after installation, because after all, it’s best to be proactive in protecting your roof from leaks.