Is a Leaking Roof an Emergency?

Oct 22, 2019

Leaking RoofIt can be a homeowner’s worst nightmare: hearing the telltale drip drip drip inside their home during a rainstorm. If this has happened to you, you might try to console yourself with the fact that it’s just a minor leak, nothing to get worried about. However, any time your roof leaks, it’s considered an emergency. If not properly repaired, that minor leak can turn into a bigger leak and eventually result in significant damage to your home. This is why your first course of action upon noticing a leak should be to call in a roofing repair company who can assess the damage and provide the right services to fix it.

What to Do Before the Roof Repair

Often, roof leaks present themselves at the most inopportune time: during a severe storm when most roofers are busy taking calls for emergency repair services. But there are a few things you can do while you wait for a roofer to come to your home:

  • Lay down towels to soak up standing water and place a bucket beneath the dripping water to catch any droplets.
  • Try to find the source of the leak – hint: they often start in the attic.
  • If you’re able to access your roof safely, place a tarp down to prevent further leaking until a roofer can arrive.

Repair or Replacement?

The emergency roofer will be able to tell you if you need a quick repair or if a full roof replacement is the better course of action. If you are in need of a replacement, there’s Byers. We provide durable residential roofing systems from Owens Corning® and GAF®, two leading manufacturers in the industry. These roofs offer impeccable impact resistance and come with long-lasting warranties.

If you’re in need of a new roof, contact Byers today! We proudly serve homeowners across Northern California.