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What to do if Your Roof Starts Leaking this Winter

What to do if Your Roof Starts Leaking this Winter

Dec 27, 2019

As you enjoy the cold weather and regular snowfalls, you may come to find that it’s taking a toll on your home. For example, all the snow, rain, and ice could cause your roof to leak, which calls for you to take immediate action.

But what type of action? Here are a few things you should do:

·      Pinpoint the issue: It’s not always easy to do, especially if you can’t access your roof, but look around from the inside and out to see if you can pinpoint the cause of the leak. It could be anything from ice dams to missing shingles.

·      Make a quick fix: Even if this means setting up a bucket or two inside to collect water, so be it. It’s imperative to do whatever you can to reduce the impact of the leak on the structure of your home.

·      Call a professional: This isn’t the time to get out your ladder, climb on your roof, and attempt to repair the issue yourself. Not only are conditions less than ideal, but you must also contend with the fact that you probably don’t know exactly what you’re looking at.

Final tip: don’t wait until spring to tackle the leak. Doing so will result in more damage, thus a bigger and more expensive repair project down the road.

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