When in doubt, ask your way out! This proverb speaks for itself and is a go-to mantra when faced with difficulties that you are unfamiliar with. For most people, a leaky roof is not something serious to be bothered with. Well, perhaps a temporary fix would do for the time being, but the total cost of having to re-do this short-term repair time and again sums up to a vast amount. This is on top of the effort you put into getting the bucket, mopping the floor, or setting up the ladder to access the roof.
In research by iProperty Management 360, water damage costs an astounding $13 billion a year in the United States. In 2017, weather-related water damage such as leaking roofs due to precipitation made up 11% of a total insurance claim. Most of these damages were built up over time because the average American homeowner is reluctant to ask for professional help. By taking the matter into their own hands, they end up spending more than they bargained for.
It is always a good idea to call a certified roofing contractor to do the job on that premise. Not only would they provide a long-term or permanent solution to the problem, but also, they may even recommend ideas to protect your home from weather-related damages better.
To get a better idea of how the job is done, listed here are a few event milestones which your roofing contractor will perform on your house or residential unit during a roof leakage repair.
Finding the source
The first step in every plan is to have a good look at the affected area. The roofing contractor will conduct an initial site inspection and assessment. He will then get access to the roof or attic (whichever he may think is the best access point) to evaluate the source of leakage. Once this is determined, he then fixates a temporary patch such as a piece of plywood, plastic covering, or shingle to stop the droplets from persisting for the time being.
Damage assessment and Repair
Having cleared out the seepage and excess moisture, the contractor then carefully examines the scope of damage on the roof and/or ceiling panel. Afterward, the new roof tiles, shingles, and other materials are then procured to facilitate the repair. Sealant is applied between crevices, where necessary, to prevent seepage of rainwater. The restoration is then made foolproof by conducting a series of tests and observations to ensure that the repair is precise and efficient.
Finally, most contractors provide a warranty on the repair to protect their clients from any possibilities of a botched job. This gives the client a guarantee for work quality and reliability. Overall, calling in for professional help is the most practical and cost-effective thing to do. By letting industry-experts to handle the job, we can expect something such as a drippy roof to be a relic of the past.
Call Hernandez Roofing and Construction today and let us help you fix your leaky roof.
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