What to Do About Leaky Roofs and Water-Damaged Interiors

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Leaks are very common in many households. When not fixed promptly, they can cause structural and moisture problems. Unfortunately, they are also often difficult to track. This is because the “first signs” you spot – like bubbling paint and stains on your walls and ceilings – are not the first signs at all. In many cases, they indicate that the leaks have already worsened.

What you need to know about fighting leaks (and the water damage they bring along) is that prompt action is necessary. As your expert Tampa roofer, here’s what we suggest you do:

  1. Repair exterior problems.

Though the leak manifests inside the home (on ceilings and walls, for example), most of the time, the cause can be found on the roof surface. If there are missing shingles or failed flashing on the roof surface, chances are that’s where the leak is coming from. Get someone to fix the problem immediately. There’s less chance water can penetrate and lead to interior issues if the roof surface is in top condition.

  1. Clean your gutters.

Clogging in the troughs and downspouts is another source of leak. Make sure your gutters are clear of debris, leaves, and other litter so that water can freely flow away from the sides of the house. For a more permanent solution, consider installing gutter cover systems. They’re designed to stop clogging by keeping clutter off the troughs. They take the hassle out of taking care of your gutters too. With a cover, you don’t have to clean your gutters as much.

  1. Perform routine roof inspection.

Regular thorough checkups of your Tampa roofing system is an important preventive maintenance. Not only does this help extend the lifespan of your roof, it also allows you to catch water and moisture problems before they get worse.

For the most accurate evaluation of your roof, hire only experts to do the job. Here are some of the things pro roofers like us watch out for:

  • Loose, cracked, or rotting shingles
  • Damaged flashing
  • Plumbing vent issues

Arry’s Roofing Services will inspect your roof for free. Call us at (727) 938-9565 to set up a date and time. You may also request an estimate for our other services while you’re at it.