Late Summer Rain Revealing a Leaky Roof? Here’s What to Do

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When you notice you have a leaky roof a few thoughts instantly come to mind. How much will this cost me and what do I do? The roof is the main barrier for your home or business, and even a small leak can turn into a big problem if ignored. Take control of that leak now by following these steps:

Find the Leak

Water stains on the ceiling or down walls is a good indicator of a leaky roof. To find the leak either go into the attic and look for signs of a leak which include dark rings on wood, mold, and wet insulation. We do not recommend to climb on the roof and check out any signs of damage in the area above the leak signs. Leave that to the Russell Roofing inspectors.

Assess the Damage

Pay attention to any mold issues and rotting wood. These can signify a potentially big problem. A mere ring on the wood hopefully means you caught the leak early or it is very minor. However, don’t wait too long.  A small leak now could lead to major repairs later… including internal home repairs like replacing insulation, carpeting, or drywall.

Check the Gutter System, Repair If Possible

Sometimes it’s just a simple gutter adjustment.  If the roof does not meet up with the gutter system, you’ll experience overflow which can quickly enter into your home.  Run water from a garden hose over the area to confirm the leak is fixed, if not it is time to bring in the professionals.

Call a Professional

Once you have confirmed you have a leaky roof, it is time to call in the professionals for help. Russell Roofing offers free inspections and free estimates to the Greater Philadelphia, Montgomery, Bucks, Chester, Delaware counties and South Jersey all the way up to Princeton. Our quality and professionally trained staff will review all areas and provide you a comprehensive review. This allows you to make the best decision for your home.

Don’t let your leaky roof go unattended. Contact us today and schedule a professional from Russell Roofing and Exteriors to inspect your home or business today.

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