Roof Leak Water Cleanup
WHAT’S CAUSING MY ROOF TO LEAK?
There can be a single cause or a combination of several factors when a roof begins to leak:
Loose, cracked, eroding, or rotting shingles
This type of leak most frequently affects asphalt roofs, especially as they age past 15 or 20 years, and is most likely caused by a recent storm, persistent wet weather, hail, a poorly-maintained roof, or extreme sun damage. It can be remedied with a matching asphalt shingle repair or a roof replacement (if it is determined to be more cost-effective).
Loose or backed-out nail
Shingles are fastened to your roof with nails or staples, which occasionally “back out” and cut through the top shingles. They can produce massive leaks that cause extreme water damage over time. However, with prompt leak detection, fixing the problem is very affordable.
A bad roofing contractor or a “DIY” roofer may incorrectly install flashing (the metal piece used to seal up areas where the roof meets vertical surfaces, such as chimneys, walls, balconies, etc.). Incorrect flashing installation allows water inside the roof and into the structure of your home or business. This leak can be fixed by removing the flashing and replacing it with a proper installation.
Cracks in shingles, infrastructure, and plumbing vents
A shingle, infrastructure, or plumbing vent leak is known to be the most frequent cause of roof leaks. In particular, a plumbing vent can develop cracks and breakage from extended sun exposure. These issues usually can be solved with quick repairs that save you money in the long run. With regular roof maintenance, these types of cracks are easily avoidable. The FREE roofing inspection from Peak Roofing Systems makes the process even more painless.
HOW LONG DOES ROOF LEAK REPAIR TAKE?
The process to repair a leaking roof is actually a simple job when you have the right roofing specialists working on the task. Should the weather outdoors be mild, Peak Roofing Systems can fix a leak in the roof within just a single day. Some repairs can actually be completed in just 30 minutes, though others may take at least one hour to complete. It all depends on the size of your roof, the damage that was done due to the leak, and the size of the leak itself. The bigger leak, the longer the repair job will take, of course.
We begin each job by performing a comprehensive inspection of the leak site. This allows our roofing experts the opportunity to form a comprehensive plan of attack to fix the problem once and for all. We will communicate directly with the homeowner throughout the entire process.
HOW CAN I FIND THE AREA THE ROOF IS LEAKING FROM?
In order to successfully fix a roof leak, you need to know where said leak is happening. The longer a leak sits, the more damage you could potentially have on your hands. It is generally quite easy to spot water stains from a roof leak, or perhaps even significant mold growth that usually follows a significant leak from the roof. You could also begin to notice vulnerable points on your ceiling or within the attic.
If possible, pick up a flashlight and make your way into the attic. Keep an eye out for any mold growth, black spots, water damage, or noticeably dripping water from a single point. This will offer you some idea of where the leak is coming from. You should then call in a roofing expert from Peak Roofing Systems to solve the problem before it grows worse. That is the best option any homeowner has.
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Is a leaking roof covered by insurance?
In many cases, roof repairs are covered by home insurance. If there's a wind storm that comes through and blows some shingles off or if a heavy snow storm damages your roof, insurance will likely cover the cost. If the damage was caused by an unavoidable event, you're usually covered.
How much does it cost to repair roof?
Many DIYers include working with asphalt shingles among their abilities. Cost: A DIY asphalt roof installation on a standard ranch-style house costs from $680 to $3,700, depending on the size of the roof and the quality of the materials. Professional installation can cost between $1,700 and $8,400.
What do you do if your ceiling is leaking?
Inspect the inside of the attic ceiling for water stains or trails. Follow the water trail or stain to its source. Make note of the area if there are no visible holes, as water might be getting under roof flashing and causing the leak
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Roof leak water cleanup is an emergency situation, a leaky roof which can extend to all parts of the structure before you know it. The major challenge in its repair is actually finding the leak and plugging it up before it can escalate to something much bigger. We are available for frozen and busted pipes with water cleanup due to the inclimate weather.
Many people tend to ignore small leaks, thinking that they can’t be bothered with it or that it they will always have time to fix it when it becomes more noticeable. However, this kind of avoidance can lead to a whole slew of complications – chief of these come in the form of mold. Because of the excess moisture that is usually trapped inside the rough, whole colonies of molds are usually found here.
Attic: Roof Water Leaks can cause structural damage and rot attic rafters that support the load of the roof, compromising structural stability.
Insulation: Wet Insulation in attics and behind walls causes rusting of steel screws,
Ceilings: Ceilings show signs of water damage with dark spots or leaky areas.
Joists and Studs: Support Ceilings and Walls in the home are made of wood and rot in the presence of constant moisture
Drywall: Interior Walls and Ceilings are made with drywall and when exposed to water, they swell, discolor and mold.
Floors: Water Leaks can accumulate under carpet and damage carpeting and the floors underneath.
Among all the areas in any given building or structure, the roof is considered one of the places that receives the most significant amount of damage. Not only can the roof receive structural damage during storms or bad weather, but it can also take the brunt of extensive water damage that can lead to other problems down the line.
Water damage from the roof to the foundation of any size results in gradual shifting of the structure's support, causing visible cracks that create structual deterioration.
Compromised Energy Efficiency: Leaky roofs cause wet insulation and make insulation an ineffective energy saving resource. Proper insulation conserves energy and keeps the home warm in winter and cool in summer. Cooling and heating costs will be significantly higher in a home with wet and inefficient insulation.
Contents Water Damage: Water leaks and flooding can damage contents as well structure. Furniture and other household possessions get soiled and damaged by moisture and lose their value and functionality with long term water exposure. Rusting, rotting and discoloration of content are common results of water damage, as is mold.
Mold Damage: Mold follows water damage within 24-48 hours of exposure. The spores need food and moisture to grow and can feed on numerous materials present in the home. In the process, they break down and destroy whatever they grow on. Mold, following water damage, is responsible for structural damage and poor air quality with increased allergens. Exposure to mold may cause severe allergic reactions and respiratory distress in susceptible individuals.