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5 Important Things to Do if Your Roof Is Leaking

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Did you know that most thunderstorms in Illinois occur from June through August?

With that being said, it is important to make sure your home is prepared to handle these storms. Storms can cause many issues with your home, including leaks. Weather is one of the most common causes of leaks.

Most people do not know how to stop a leak unless they have prior experience, which can make it a stressful situation for some.

Have you noticed that your roof is leaking and you are not sure what to do about it? Well, this article will give you the steps needed to help with handling this leak.

Read on to learn about the five important things you should do if you are dealing with a leaky roof and how to choose the right roofing company to help.

1. Find Something to Collect the Water

Your first instinct may be to immediately call for a professional to come out. While this may seem like the best idea, it actually can make things worse if you leave the leak unattended.

Before you do anything else, find something that can be put under the spot of the leak. This will help with temporarily collecting water from leaking onto your floor or belongings. 

Anything will do, such as a bucket or container. As long as it can collect a decent amount of water, it will work.

Not doing this will cause even more water damage, which will lead to you having to spend more money on water damage repair.

2. Take Care of the Water Pressure

Water pressure tends to build up with roof leaks. The next thing you should do is puncture the area where water is building up.

While this seems like a bad idea, it is important to do. If you see a bubble forming with water, find something like a screwdriver to puncture it. Make sure to have something underneath the area so you can safely collect the water.

Doing this will prevent major water damage from occurring. If it were to build up with water until it explodes, this will cause a ton of unwanted water to get all over.

3. Cover the Leak if Possible

Most people will not be able to have a professional come out to their home right away, which is why taking steps for further leak prevention is important.

Once it is safe, try to find something that can be used to collect any more water on your roof. A tarp would be best for this, as it will be able to withstand a large amount of water and cover a lot of space.

If you find a tarp, go up on your roof and place it where the leak site is until a professional can come out to inspect and make repairs.

4. Call For Help From a Professional

Once you have completed the steps above, your next step is to call a professional roofing company that can come out to help. Attempting any kind of repairs on your own can be dangerous and lead to further damage.

They will be able to come to inspect the leak, give you an idea of what needs to be done, the costs, and help you manage it until the repairs are done.

How to Choose a Roofing Company

You may be wondering how to choose the right roofing company to help you with your leaking roof.

Here are some questions to ask yourself when looking around:

  • What services do they offer?
  • Do they offer these services to my area?
  • Are they easy to get ahold of?

Once you figure out whether or not they will be able to help you, there are other things you can do to get an idea of if they are a reliable company.

Reviews give a good idea of how well a company is run. Look into reviews of any roofing companies you are considering calling and see what past and current customers are saying.

You can also ask trustworthy friends or family if they have any recommendations or if they have ever used the services offered by the companies you are considering hiring.

5. Keep Up With Leak Prevention

Whether you are still waiting for repairs to happen or your roof is already fixed, leak prevention is important. This will prevent any further water damage from occurring.

Here are some things you can do to prevent water from leaking:

Leak prevention will not only prevent damage from occurring, but it will save you the time and money you otherwise would have to spend fixing a leak. 

Professional Services for When Your Roof Is Leaking

Discovering that your roof is leaking can cause you to panic at first, but it is important to remain calm and take action. Now that you have an idea of what you should do when you first encounter a leaky roof, you may be wondering who you should call for help.

Freeman Exteriors is a family-owned roofing company that offers a variety of services, including repairs. We are dedicated to offering the utmost efficiency and quality work. 

We offer services to various areas including Champaign, IL.

Contact us today if you are looking for roof repair services or if you have any questions or concerns regarding the services offered.

Jake Freeman

Jake Freeman

Freeman Exteriors is a family owned and operated general contracting company. We specialize in roofing and commercial renovations. We serve Champaign County, Vermilion County, including Champaign, Danville, Paris, IL and Crawfordsville, Covington, West Lafayette, IN and surrounding areas. Our goal is to be the general contractor of choice through our pledge to maintain the highest quality of standards and workmanship. Give us a call today to begin your next project!

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