If have a leaky roof, you’ll need to address that issue as soon as possible. A leak doesn’t always show up right away. It may take multiple rainstorms before the leak becomes apparent. Most often, you’ll see a water spot on a ceiling. If you live in a two-story home and see evidence of a water problem on the first floor, you are most likely looking at a plumbing leak. However, water will travel by the path of least resistance and might show up on an exterior wall.
Either way, there’s no time like the present to rectify the issue. We’ve been addressing roof leaks at Beltway Builders for 25 years. Call us, and we’ll send out an experienced, professional technician to determine the extent of the damage.
Repair Roof Leaks or Replace the Roof?
Most roofs will last around 20 years. The type of material, workmanship, and installation date are all factors. Roofing materials have come a long way over the years. Some roofs are designed to last as long as 100 years. Most homes have asphalt composition roofs. This material varies widely in degrees of quality and durability.
If your roof leaks and is nearing the 20-year mark, it’s probably time to replace it before more damage to the interior of your house occurs. You’ll have numerous styles and price points to consider.
Roof Leaks Repaired by a DIY Person
If you are handy around the house and like to save money by doing your own repairs, this job may be right up your alley. There are several considerations before you tackle this job.
It might sound funny, but how steep is your roof? If it’s a walk-on, meaning the pitch is gradual enough that it’s possible to walk around the roof deck, you might want to take a look. If it’s too steep and you lose your footing, you’ll slide down the roof while trying to hold on with your fingernails. Call a professional. Medical bills aren’t cheap either.
Finding the Source of the Roof Leak
Measure off the leak to the nearest wall. You need to access the attic and look for clues there too. When you get on the roof, look at the same area above the roof leak. Don’t be surprised if everything looks good there. Finding the source of a roof leak can be daunting for a seasoned professional. Water can travel down a joist and be in another area altogether.
If you just weathered a catastrophic storm, the damage may call for a new roof. If shingles are scattered all over your lawn, you’ll need to contact help as soon as possible, especially if you see the same damage to your neighbor’s homes. You’ll want to get in line and take a deep breath.
Picking Your Qualified Contractor
You have lots of options. Unless your cousin Bill is a professional roofer, this isn’t the time to let him do the job so you’ll save money. A shoddy job will end up costing you dearly in the long run.
Beltway Builders has been installing roofs for 25 years. We are a reliable, customer-oriented company. When you make an appointment with us, we’ll show up on time. We are licensed, insured, and provide affordable work by professional technicians. We guarantee you’ll be satisfied and always keep you informed throughout the job process. And once we start your job, however big or small, we’ll finish before going on to another customer. Call us now and rest easy.