Pinpointing the Origin of a Leak on Your Roof
Most homeowners will have a roof leak at some time or another. Sometimes leaks are easy to spot. Many times, they present themselves as water stains streaking the walls and ceiling. While spotting a leak is easy, tracking down its origin is the hard part. Though leaks can occur anywhere on your roof, they tend to show up around vents, skylights, gutters, flashing, and other areas where sealants are used. When trying to pinpoint the origin of a leak, it is a good idea to locate the position on the roof that is uphill from the location of the water stain. Then, keep an eye out for anything that’s penetrating your roof, including chimneys, dormers, roof vents, and plumbing. Dial (850) 446-6450 to connect with our team about a roof leak repair in Cantonment and Pensacola, FL today.
Other Indications That Your Roof is Leaking
Sometimes the issue is leaky seams, but it can also be something more obvious — like a tree limb through your roof. Weather can cause leaks as well. It doesn’t snow in Florida, but in areas that do get snow, snow and ice melt leaving behind water. That water can then seep between and beneath the shingles and underlayment. If it continues happening, over time, it can rot your roofing deck. In addition to potential rot, if water gets under the shingles and freezes, as the newly formed ice expands, it can literally pop the shingle off the sheathing. Missing shingles, staining on exterior walls, and rusty gutters are other indications that you may have a leak. Finally, keep an eye out for areas where there were satellite dishes or antennas or anything where a hole was purposefully drilled. If an object installed on the roof was removed and the hole not patched, leaks can arise.
If You Need Roof Leak Repair, You May Be Eligible for Financial Assistance
While a leaky roof is a definite annoyance, there is a silver lining. Most homeowner’s insurance policies cover the cost of roof repairs or replacements if roof damage came on suddenly or accidentally. If a storm blows through, taking a few shingles with it, your insurance policy may help cover repair costs. Other commonly covered perils include wind, fire, and hail damage. Essentially, if Mother Nature decides to give your roof a beating, you don’t have to foot the hospital bill on your own. To learn about the details of your policy, just give your insurance company a call. And when you’re ready, call L and K Roofing at (850) 446-6450. Our Cantonment, FL residential roofers can help you file your roof insurance claim and then complete your roof leak repairs.
We’ll Get the Job Done Right the First Time Around
Roofs are an essential part of your home. They add value and enhance curb appeal. Roofs keep critters, wind, rain, cold, and most other things out. Make good on your investment by keeping up with roof maintenance and repairs. L and K Roofing offers a range of roofing services in and around Cantonment, FL. Give us a call or send us a message to see how we can help. While it may be easy to write off a small leak, don’t do it! Over time, even a small leak can create big problems, including rotted framing and sheathing, mold, damaged insulation, and compromised ceilings. If you notice a roof leak in your home, don’t neglect it any longer. Call the roofing experts at (850) 446-6450 for roof leak repair in the Cantonment, FL area.