leaking roofA leaking roof allows water to pour or drip into your home and can cause extensive damage. You need to deal with the problem quickly. Here are three ways to control damage and lower costs when you have a leaking roof.

Minimize Damage

Your priority is minimizing damage. Many homeowners do not realize a problem exists until they see the telltale signs of a leaking roof such as a wet area on the ceiling or water pouring into their home.

When you live in an area like Greater Atlanta, violent storms are often the cause. The best solutions are to tarp the roof and catch any water entering your home. Move your valuables away and get up as much water as possible.

If water is getting into your home, you need to find the source of the leak. Homeowners should not climb a roof during a storm or when the roof is wet to investigate or put up a tarp. It is dangerous, particularly if you do not know what to look for and the extent of the damage.

Reputable roofing contractors offer a 24/7 emergency tarp service. Crews have the experience, equipment, and insurance to handle the scenario. The Roof Clinic offers assistance in the Greater Atlanta area.

Roof inspection

A leaking roof doesn’t necessarily mean your home needs a roof replacement. Oftentimes leaks are due to damage or neglect that can be corrected.

Certified HAAG roofing inspectors understand the impact of weather and wear on various roofing materials and can determine whether repair or replacement is your best choice. They will investigate the source of the leak by checking common points of entry. These include missing shingles, damaged or missing flashing, missing sealant, clogged gutters and downspoutsand other possible problem points.

File An Insurance Claim

If the cost of repair is high, or your home needs a new roof, a reputable contractor will work with your insurance company to get the work done as soon as possible. The insurance company will send out a claims adjuster and a reputable roofing contractor will gladly meet at the adjuster inspection to scope and walk through defined damage with the adjuster as well as provide a detailed estimate.

Preferred roofing contractors like The Roof Clinic make the process simpler as the insurance company knows them and their workmanship. The contractor knows the insurance company’s protocols which can make your claim quicker and simpler.

Your home is a huge investment, let professionals assist you to correct the problem quickly and efficiently.

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