How to Handle a Roof Leak
During the rainy season in Michigan two of the worst words a home or business owner can hear are ‘roof leak.’ With an early spring this year, there a few tips we would like to share with you about identifying the source area in the beginning, all the way to the leak potentially becoming an emergency.
Here are a few of the many places water typically comes through your roof:
- Worn, broken or missing shingles
- Where nails have worked loose
- Corroded or poorly sealed roof flashing around vents, skylights or chimneys
- Along the intersections of roof planes
Along with being a major inconvenience, a roof leak can cause serious problems for business and homeowners. They can ruin insulation, become a home for black mold to spread, damage interior ceilings and walls, rot the wooden framing, and above all – ruin your belongings.
Here are a few things to check up on that will cause your roof to leak:
- The age of your roof
- Brick chimneys
- Missing shingles
- Vent Boot
- Complex roof architecture
- Clogged gutters
A roof leak during a storm can become a major emergency, especially in a rainy Michigan spring. However, after the storm is a whole other ballgame and that is where we, SERVPRO of Rochester, come in. If water has affected the contents of your home due to a leaky roof, we can work with you and your insurance company to clean up the mess as well assess and potentially restore your contents as quickly as possible.
Call us at (248) 608-2667