Does that roof leak really mean you need a roof replacement? Can it wait? Here’s the answer from the Maitland roof replacement team at Advantage Roofing.
We know what you’re thinking: “Of course, this roofing company is going to tell me I need a roof replacement for my leaking roof.”
And while roofing services are our full-time job, we know that the best way to maintain our excellent reputation and long-term customer relationships is through honesty and integrity. When it comes to your Maitland roof replacement, we won’t make any recommendations that are outside of your budget and won’t benefit you in the long run.
A roof leak is caused by a damaged roof. Whether your roof is deteriorating due to age or there was another physical damage (like a tree branch blown down by a storm) that created the leak, it’s something that needs to be addressed quickly.
Roof leaks are difficult because they don’t always cause visible damage (like water stains) right away, so if you’re not aware of the leak, it can go unnoticed for months. A leak in your attic can create rot in roof joists and rafters, dangerous mold growth, and even electrical damage.
The other challenge with a leaking roof is that the leaks are often very hard to locate. Water will always run downhill, so by the time you notice water spots, the drops may have traveled quite a distance from the source of the leak. Many homeowners schedule annual leak inspections that can catch leaks before they worsen. These inspections can help determine if you need a Maitland roof replacement or repair.
What Can I Do For A Roof Leak Until The Roofer Arrives?
Once you know that you have a roof leak, your next steps are all about damage control. After you’ve contacted Advantage Roofing, you’ll want to do what you can to reduce the impact that the leak has on your home:
- Catch water in a container: Reduce damage to your floor and other items in your home by capturing the leaking water in bowls, pots, or other containers.
- See if you can locate the leak: You may be able to see where the leak is coming from by looking at the bottom of your roof from the inside of your attic. This can give you a better idea of what part of your roof is damaged.
- Place a tarp on your roof: If it’s safe to do so and the weather is clear, you can put a tarp down over the area that the leak is coming from.
We have very quick turnaround times and will be on your property as quickly as possible, so you won’t be waiting long!
How Long Can You Leave A Roof Leak Before You Need A Maitland Roof Replacement?
While not every leak means that you need a Maitland roof replacement, if the leak is caused by an aged, worn-out roof, it may be time to schedule yours. Our team of roofing specialists can inspect your roof and determine if your leak can be addressed by a repair or if you will need a roof replacement.
Advantage Roofing is your source for quality roofing solutions in the Central Florida area. Contact us today to schedule your next service!