Roof leaks can be a real problem in the Tampa area. They can be tough to spot and very worrying, especially if you don’t know what to look for to find the leak, or what to expect after a leak’s been spotted. Here are a few tips on keeping out a “weather eye” for roof leaks and what to expect during roof leak repair in Tampa.
Spotting Roof Leaks
One of the most obvious signs that your roof is leaking is a wet spot or water stain on the ceiling in your home. However, once a leak gets to that stage, it’s probably already caused quite a lot of damage and will likely be correspondingly more expensive to repair.
After storms and high-wind situations, it’s a good idea to walk around the exterior of your home and look for any shingles that have lifted along their edges. If your home has an attic, you may also be able to spot problem areas from the underside of the roof, too. Just take a look around the attic during the daytime (without the attic lights on) and see if there are any obvious areas where light is streaming through. This can give you a good indication of where and how severe the problem might be.
Emergency, or Not?
A roof leak that’s actively causing water to pour into your home or interfering with electrical outlets is an emergency.
Less severe leaks that aren’t actively causing problems can probably be handled in a more relaxed fashion.
Immediate leaks may be stopped with the installation of tarps, while areas that have already gotten wet may be dried using specialized fans. This could take up a lot of room and may not solve the problem of excessive dampness.
In some situations, the only solution is extensive repairs to the home. Even in the case of less severe leaks, you may have to replace not only shingles, but also the roof underlayment, water-damaged areas of sheetrock, and even flooring.
Professional Roof Leak Repair – Tampa
Water can cause all kinds of damage to your home. If you suspect leaks, contact our professionals today. At Imperial Roofing, we offer free estimates and three generations of expertise in the roofing industry. We’re committed to helping every customer get the roof repairs they need at a price they can afford.