Atlanta rainfall for January and February was way above average. And these extra wet conditions could expose weaknesses in your roof. So, what should you do when your roof is leaking?
Before Repair Costs Get Too High …
Contain water damage
If possible try to contain the water damage. Buckets, towels or tarps are some household items you can use. Be careful if you are getting in the attic..don’t step through the sheetrock. Check buckets periodically to make sure they aren’t going to overflow.
Check your roof warranty
If your roof is still within warranty, you can find out if the repairs will be covered. Make sure your contractor documents the issue from above with pictures for you and don’t be afraid to get a second opinion.
Get the damage fixed quickly
The longer the damage sits, the more expensive it will be to repair. It is a good idea to get quotes from different companies to find the best one for your home. Pay attention to quality, price points, and warranty offerings. If the damage is serious enough check with your contractor and insurance provider to see what might be covered by your policy. Remember if the leak isn’t that big the repair cost will often be less than your deductible. So get a repair estimate first.
Discuss prevention with your roofer
Find out what may have caused the damage and if there is anything you can do to prevent future leaks. Also have them check the rest of the roof while they are up there to take care of any preventative maintenance.
Sign up for a maintenance plan
Have a roofer perform an annual maintenance inspection to address any issues that might cause a leak or anything that might affect the life of the roof.
Contact Roof Authority for Leaking Roof Repairs
This what to do when your roof is leaking – call Roof Authority for a professional inspection and analysis! We can spot potential problems and fix them in short order. Roof Authority offers a complete array of roofing solutions. We are experienced in various types of commercial and residential roof repairs in metro Atlanta. Contact us today for a professional roof inspection or quote for new roofing or repairs.