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My Roof is Leaking. What can I do?

Feb 9

My Roof is Leaking. What can I do?

By Katy Roof Repair


Nobody wants to find water in their ceiling. It does not matter if the leak is discovered at your home or whether you have arrived home to discover it. You must act fast to stop further damage to your home.


How to Keep the Leak at Bay


If water drips from a bulge on your ceiling or is discolored, it's most likely accumulating in the area to the side. A bucket, garbage can, or any other container should be placed below the leak or source of the drip. The container might be propped up with a board to catch drips and prevent them from accumulating. You will notice a reduction in the sound of drips.


  • Next, you will need to identify the area where water is gathering and then puncture it with an old screwdriver. While it might seem strange to make a hole in your ceiling for a stop to a leak, the hole will allow the water to flow freely and reduce pressure on the ceiling. If water accumulates, it could cause the ceiling to collapse.


  • If you believe you have the ability to identify the source of the leakage and are able to safely reach it, cover the outer surface with a large tarp. If you cannot reach the leakage or feel unsafe doing it, it is best not to delay in calling a specialist. Many reputable roofing businesses do emergency tarping. Unfortunately, a specialist roofing company will not be capable of repairing a roof that has been leaking since the weather stopped. A temporary solution to the leak is to use a tarping service. This will keep damage from your home at a minimum while your roofer fixes the problem.


  • An expert roofer will inspect your roof from both your outside and your inside. Most commonly, this is through your attic. The inspection of the roof's underside can show signs of water damage. However, it is not a complete procedure. You should still inspect the roof for potential damage.


The dangers of waiting


It is imperative to act quickly if a roof leak happens. Roof leaks don't go away or get worse on their own. Even if the problem isn’t as severe, it can still cause damage. Now is the best time to address it. We hear often from homeowners who see a stain in their ceiling or some bubbling but have dismissed it as irrelevant.


You cannot fix a leaky roof by ignoring it or avoiding it. It's often too late for you to notice damage in your home. According to the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA), your roof should always be inspected in fall and spring.


Here are some ways to avoid a potentially costly or time-consuming repair.


You can find the following things inside your body:


  • Spots for darkness

  • Lagging areas where sunlight shines through


The following are things to keep an eye out for:


  • Shingles that have become missing, twisted, peeling, fractured, or blistering.

  • If your downspouts, gutters, or pipes are slow to drain, they may be clogged.

  • Loose material or worn should be disposed of around chimneys.

  • Roofs older than 15 years can usually be repaired, rather than being replaced. Remember that minor leaks will not go away. Instead, they will get worse.


Roof leaks are usually a sign of a more serious problem. Roof leaks can be a sign of a larger problem. Regular inspections of Katy Tx roofing companies are the best way to protect your roof from leaking. Check for leaks regularly and discuss the roof with your contractor.




Katy Roof Repair

Katy, Texas

(213) 554 1890