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Emergency Roof Leak? Our Houston Roof Experts Can Help
Hurricane season is about a month away, and if you read our previous article about hurricane preparedness, you might want to think ahead on what to do if you find a leak in your roof between now and through hurricane season. In this article, our Houston roof experts will offer our advice on what to do in the event that you discover a severe emergency roof leak.
What Causes A Houston Roof Leak In The First Place?
The singular factor that causes a roof leak is that there was an opening somewhere in your roof that made space for water to flow in. This is often caused by roof shingles that have loosened due to the wind, critter damage, and/or poorly installed roof shingles.
If You Spot A Leak, Deal With It ASAP!
If you notice a leak, please immediately contact our Houston roof experts. We will be more than happy to make our way to your house and solve the problem as soon as possible. While you wait for us to arrive, here’s what you can do:
- Control the leak with stockpots, bowls, any buckets you may have, or even your outdoor trash and recycle bins, depending on how much water is leaking.
- If you see bulging anywhere in the walls, poking a small hole in the middle to let the leak drain is a good idea. Though it may seem counterintuitive, this gives you a chance to collect the water before it tears through your entire wall and causes more costly damage.
- Don’t panic! This may be a stressful situation, but it’s best to remain calm so you can be proactive about handling the leak until our Houston roofers arrive.
Finding the Source of Your Houston Roof Leak
This is the hardest part when dealing with a leak. Just because the water is coming from a corner in your walls doesn't necessarily mean that it formed there. If you can figure it out, that’s great! But if not, rest assured that our Houston roofer, with over 40 years of experience, can determine that for you with a free roof leak inspection.
Amstill Roofing Offers Houston Roof Replacement If There Is Severe Roof Damage
Once you see a leak, please contact us so we can quickly address it and conduct a thorough Houston roof inspection. This will give us a chance to assess the level of damage your roof has sustained and determine if you need a Houston roof replacement to fix extensive damage to the structure. We look forward to providing you with a sturdy roof!