What To Do If Your Roof Starts Leaking

Aug 21, 2021Blog, Roof Leaks, Roof Problems

The roof of your home is one of the most important parts, as it protects it from rain and other weather elements. However, over time cracks, dents and gaps will likely develop as your rooftop’s protective capabilities dwindles over time due to wear and tear and old age.

Roof leaks are one of the most common and inconvenient roofing issues that homeowners experience. When it’s not raining, it’s easy to forget that your roof leaks. Ignoring this fact is what usually leads to the worsening of the problem. When you first notice that your roofing system leaks, there are a few steps that you can take. These are some of them:

Move Things Out Of The Way

If the leak is dripping right above your furniture, it’s best to move all of them out of harm’s way to prevent any damage from occurring. Just because one area of your home has been damaged does not mean the rest of your home must suffer too.

Contain The Leak

To prevent water from spreading everywhere and creating a slippery surface across your floor, it’s best to place a water bucket just beneath the leak so that you’re able to collect the water and dispose of it once the bucket fills.

Release The Pressure

When water accumulates in your roof, it can cause the ceiling to bulge, and if left unattended for too long, there’s a chance of it bursting. To prevent this from happening and to protect your roof and your home, pierce a small hole in your ceiling to relieve the pressure and allow the water to drain out.

Document The Damages

To file an insurance claim for your roof, it’s essential to document the damages. Thoroughly documenting the leak and anything that it might’ve damaged will help verify the issue and the eligibility of your insurance claim.

Call Your Roofing Company

A professional roofing company is your best option when it comes to fixing a leak. Your specialist will be able to determine the source and fix any damages caused by the leaking water, leaving you with peace of mind knowing that your home and your roof are in working order.


For roof leaks and more, don’t hesitate to call Carter Roofing & Exteriors!

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