Roof Leak Repair Steps

With the snow we just got this week, and the rainy season just around the corner, homeowners could be facing water damage problems even more than usual. When leaks start appearing throughout your roof, that’s when you know it’s time to call a professional. Here are some of the steps a technician will take when repairing the leaking problem and how they will help prevent future issues. 

The Steps

  1. Find the leak: It’s essential to narrow down the exact spot with the troublesome leak in it, not just a general area. Roof leaks start from specific locations; even if there are multiple, they can usually be narrowed down. 
  2. Secure curled shingles: The reasoning behind your leak can be caused by a few different factors, such as damage caused to the caulking, water finding its way through cracks and breaks, or from your shingles curling. For all three, your shingles will have to be secured back to normal while your leaky roof is being repaired. Professionals will use a fair amount of roofing cement to keep the underside of your shingles in place. 
  3. Replace damaged shingles: Any shingles found on your roof that show signs of cracks, rotting, and breaking should be replaced as soon as possible. A technician will help get rid of old shingles and replace them with new ones that will withstand wet and hazardous weather conditions.  
  4. Fix the flashing: Sometimes leaks are caused by weak spots around your chimney or dormer. This is an easy fix! All that needs to be done is a reseal in the joints in these areas with caulk. 

Keep In Mind…

Spot repairs won’t do much to extend the life of your roof over the years. If you continuously experience leaking issues, then it might be time to consider replacing your roof altogether. A professional can come in and assess the situation, guiding you through the best decision moving forward. Either way, your safety during any season is what is most important. And with us, you won’t have to worry about leaks and water damage during any season. 

Roofing Experts of Norwalk

When it comes to ensuring your roofing lasts and is safe for your family, you need to hire the best contractor possible. The JM Roofing and Siding experts are licensed and insured to serve you in Norwalk, Connecticut, and the surrounding areas. Contact us today for a free estimate!

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