While we may be notified of weather conditions, we can’t always predict when we are going to be burdened with a leak in your roof. For most homeowners, the condition of their roof system is unknown and often not a priority… until there is a problem. That “Rainy Day Fund” wasn’t exactly started with a roof repair in mind, Right?
In this post, we will cover some helpful tips on what to do once you’ve discovered a leak, and how to prevent a problem from ruining your day (and your budget).
What do you do NOW that you have a leak?
Step one: Prevent further damage by containing the leak if it’s leaking through the interior of your home. If you can, take a few photos as soon as you notice the leak so that you have a reference of what the damage looked like in the beginning, in case it gets worse.
Step two: Don’t panic. Just call us for a FREE estimate. We will come take a look at the full scope of the problem so we can better diagnose the cause and the process to repair. After we are able to fully access the problem, we will leave you with a complimentary report of what we find. In addition, provide the steps and repair options available to you.
Step three: Don’t ignore it.Discuss a plan and get it fixed. Even a small leak can be a sign of a bigger problem to come. Something that may only take less than a couple hundred dollars to fix can quickly turn into a few thousand to fix if not repaired correctly and quickly.
Was the leak caused by something out of your control? If applicable, we also help homeowners through the insurance claim process!
What do you do to prevent a leak from happening?
Did you have a professional roofing company inspect your roof when you purchased your home? Did you know a home inspector is not allowed to fully look at the condition of the roof? It’s true. There are many limitations placed on home inspectors, and one of them is the roof. They are not allowed to lift shingles or tiles to see what condition the underlayment is in. So how can they be sure it passes “inspection”? They simply can’t. We see this all the time. The roof passed the “home inspection” but now has a leak. It’s a pretty common story. Even if you’ve just purchased your home, have a licensed roofing professional come do a FULL analysis on your roof BEFORE weather conditions put it to the test (and before you end up with a serious surprise).
Be Proactive. Don’t wait until there is a problem to have your roof. Knowing the current condition of your roof is the best way avoid costly damages. Even if you were told that the roof would last X amount of years, it’s best to have it inspected periodically to ensure the condition is in top shape.
Regular maintenance is also key. If you have valleys in your roof system that collect leaves and debris, clean it out. It’s also collecting moisture and that’s a recipe for decay. If you have a bird or roof rat problem where you live, its also important to keep up the maintenance to prevent access to the roof or clear out any areas they might find to be a “good home”.
What can you expect from a SECO repair?
A SOLID GUARANTEE. We guarantee ALL our work. No Matter What. We just simply won’t take the job if we can’t guarantee the work we do, and we wouldn’t want to. We pride ourselves on the quality of the work we do and the service we provide. We are homeowners too and would only want the best service, the best price, and the best products used. Peace of mind doesn’t have to be hard, that’s why we are here. Having SECO experience should mean being able to rest easy knowing your roof is safe, the work is guaranteed, and the if you chose a SECO Roof System, the lifetime warranty is nearly priceless.
Your roof is what protects everything and everyone in your home. Call or contact us today and we can send someone out as soon as tomorrow to take a look and discuss options with you.