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How to Repair Roof Leaks

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Have you noticed a leak from your roof? Worried about the cost of roof repairs? Getting a new roof is a big investment, but it’s not always necessary to fix roof leaks. If most of your roofing is in good shape, you may only need a simple roof repair to resolve the issue. Here are some tips for repairing roof leaks.

What to Do Immediately after You Notice a Roof Leak

As soon as you notice a roof leak, schedule an inspection with your roofing company. This issue is not going to go away on its own. It’s only going to create more damage as time progresses. Once you get an inspection, you’ll know the full extent of the issue and what it takes to resolve it.

If there is water coming from your roof leak, put a container underneath it to collect the water. This will not fix the root cause of the issue, but it will protect your flooring from water damage. If you have access to your attic space, you may want to put a collection container in there, depending on where the water is coming from.

Get a Professional Inspection to Assess the Damage

A roofing contractor can evaluate the cause of the roof leak and what it will take to fix it. Do you need roof repair? Does a portion of your roofing need to be replaced? Does the entire roof need to be redone? There are many possibilities.

It’s nearly impossible to determine the solution for your roof leak without seeing it in person. That’s why we cannot provide quotes over the phone, since there are multiple factors that determine the cost of roof repairs. What we can guarantee is that you will always receive fair, honest pricing from McLean Roofing and Siding. We will never pressure you into paying for more than you need. Instead, we’ll find the best solution for your home, your budget, and your overall needs.

Schedule Your Roof Repair as Quickly as Possible

If you are in need of roof repair or roof replacement, schedule the repairs as quickly as possible. As we mentioned above, these issues will not get better with time. The longer you leave the damage untouched, the more exposed your home will be to water damage, mold, wood rot, pests, water leaks, and more. Learn more about the unexpected side effects of roof leaks.

If you’re worried about the cost of roof repair, we’ll go over all your options with you. Just keep in mind that some repairs are not suited for long-term solutions. Think about what you’ll spend now compared to what you’ll spend later. In many cases, a slight increase in the initial investment leads to significant savings in the future.

Temporary Repairs for Roof Leaks

If you need a fast way to repair roof leaks, attach a large tarp to your roof. Use a board to secure one side of the tarp over the pitch of the roof. Then tightly pull the tarp and secure with boards on the other side of the pitch. This will not stand up to the elements like a professional roof repair will, but it could get you by temporarily. Check the tarp after a storm and re-secure it if necessary.

To schedule a roof repair inspection, contact McLean Roofing and Siding at (248) 524-1111.

McLean Roofing and Siding
321 E Maple Rd
Troy, MI 48083