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What Happens if My Roof is Leaking?

What Happens if My Roof is Leaking?


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What to do if your roof is leaking

We’ve all heard the phrase, “When it rains, it pours.” Unfortunately, that’s all too true when it comes to a roof leak. A small leak, which might seem innocent enough, can quickly turn into a major issue if it is not dealt with immediately. And by dealing with it, we mean more than just putting a bucket under the leak and waiting for the rain to pass. 

What To Do if You Find a Roof Leak

Roofs, though intended to provide shelter and keep us dry, are susceptible to damage, especially as they age under the intense sun and heat of Austin. If there’s a strong storm with wind or hail, the damage can happen even more quickly. 

If you notice a leak in your Austin home, the first thing you should do is try to contain it – and yes, this does mean grabbing a bucket. But don’t stop there. Contact us at Storm Guard of SW Austin to have a professional roofing expert inspect your property both inside and out. 

Identifying the source of the leak can be more challenging that it might seem. Water will follow the path of least resistance, and sometimes that means the true source of the leak is several feet away from where the water is dripping.

What Happens After a Leak?

A leaky roof will not fix itself, and the next time it rains or moisture builds up, the leak will just be bigger. If you notice stains or discoloration on your ceiling, bubbling or sagging, you’re witnessing water damage at work. 

Water damage causes persistent problems and rears its ugly head in the form of mold and other property damage. Both can ruin the structural integrity of your home as well as cause significant health concerns. 

If your roof is leaking, call us right away at 512-843-0078. Our team of professional roofing experts at Storm Guard will identify and fix the leak for good.