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Help! My Roof is Leaking

A few drips may seem like no big deal, but it can causes extensive damage to your home. Here are the steps you should take if you noticed a leaking roof.

Contain the Leak

Your first step should be to place something underneath to keep it from extending the damage to your flooring.

If you noticed water dripping from your ceiling, discoloration spots, or bulging, it is an indicator that water is pooling above. You will want to relieve the pressure from the accumulating water. To do this, take an old screwdriver, locate the center of the bulge where water is accumulating and puncture it right in the middle. Though it might seem strange to punch a hole in your ceiling to stop a leak, the new hole will allow the water to drain smoothly and relieve pressure on the rest of your ceiling. Unfortunately if your roof is actively leaking due to weather, a roofing professional can not repair the leak until that weather has stopped.

Document Damage for Insurance

This will be a critical step when you reach the point of receiving and paying for repairs. Your insurance claim will require documentation of the damage, if it is eligible for a claim. Ensure to take various photos and document details of the damage. This will not only cover your roof leak, but any items that were damaged or ruined due to the leak.

Call a Roofing Company

The most crucial step of getting your roof leak taken care of is calling a reputable local roofing contractor. They will know what needs to be done specific to your area. This is especially crucial living in extreme weather conditions of Minnesota. They’ll know what installation codes to follow, the paperwork required, and everything else they’ll need to ensure your roof is correctly installed and in compliance with your state’s requirements.

If your roof is leaking after a big storm. Some out of state companies come in after a big storm, offer lowered pricing, then continue on to other locations. A local company ensures that they are around stand by their work, as we offer with out Lifetime Workmanship Guarantee.

What to Watch Out For

  • Water staining or discoloration spots in the ceiling

  • Water bulging or sagging

  • Spots where light shines through

  • Missing, rotted or broken shingles

  • Clogged gutters

Call a local company you can trust, and one that stands by their work with a lifetime guarantee on work and materials. Bold North Roofing has a 5 Star Google Rating and is accredited by the Better Business Bureau. Contact us today to schedule your free estimate.