Any part of your home is susceptible to water damage, but the roof is especially susceptible due to its location. Also, water-related problems with the roof can very quickly lead to water damage in other parts of your home. You should be well-versed on your roof and water damage if you want to stand a good chance of preventing water damage, spotting water damage, and knowing what to do if you end up with water damage on your roof. Here is a guide on roofing water damage that you should read as a homeowner.
How to deal with an immediate
If you have a leak in the roof that is causing water to come into the house, the first thing you need to do is prevent any problems from spreading to the interior. Use buckets and cans to collect water from a leak to avoid damage to the flooring and walls. Do your best to determine that you are in fact dealing with a roof leak instead of a pipe issue up in the attic. This way, you know just who to call to have the problem fixed as soon as possible.
Understanding common types of water damage to the roof
Damage to the areas around features – On a roof, a feature is something that goes into the roof, like a skylight. These areas are significantly at risk of water damage because they allow an entry into the home, where the water can continuously penetrate and cause serious damage.
Damage to areas around the flashing – The flashing is a thin piece of metal that is installed in certain areas, such as around the chimney and vents. The metal can shrink and then expand depending on the temperature and this can allow the area around it to become exposed to water.
Knowing how to prevent water damage to the roof
The best way to prevent water damage is to have the roof inspected regularly. A good time to have it inspected is after each summer before the rain starts. Any problematic areas should be repaired immediately.
Dealing with water damage
When there is water damage to the roof, the wood around the roof, such as under the eaves, or anywhere else, a restoration company should be called out as soon as the problem is found. The
3 October 2019
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