What is the Fastest Way to Fix a Leaking Roof?

What is the fastest way to fix a leaking roof Anchor Roofing NJ

Are you, or someone you know, experiencing a leaking roof? DIY repairs can be dangerous and may not address the root cause. Contact the New Jersey roofing professionals at Anchor Roofing to have your leaking roof addressed and fixed right away!

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Over time, your home will likely experience roof damage from storm erosion or general wear-and-tear. If the roof is at least 20 years old, then you'll need to perform regular maintenance jobs to keep the shingles in decent shape. When a roof does become seriously damaged, then residents will have to deal with ongoing water leakage and cold air drafts from the outside.

The quickest way to resolve a leaky roof is to shut off the main water supply and contact a professional roofing company. In the meantime, you can focus on patching up small holes or preparing for a larger installation project.

If you suspect the leak is coming from outside elements (rain or snow) then there is no need to turn off your main water supply. But if it is NOT raining and snowing and water is still leaking, turn off your main water supply. This valve is usually on the outside of your house near the water meter or inside near your hot water heater.

How to Check for Roof Damage

First, you should start off by examining the extent of the roof's damage. This can be as simple as stepping onto the front yard and viewing your rooftop from afar. For a more thorough assessment, some homeowners end up employing a camera drone to capture the damage from another angle. Most homeowners will end up finding the roof damage through indoor water leaks dripping from the ceiling.

While water leakage is the biggest sign that the home needs roof repair, you should also look for broken shingles, blocked gutters, or poor air insulation. If your home has a higher energy bill than normal, that could be a sign that residents are turning the heat up too much due to a lack of insulation.

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Patching Up a Leaking Roof

When the leak is small enough, some homeowners are able to patch it up from the inside. This is done by applying roofing tar to the ceiling or the attic. You could also use repair drywall. To preserve the carpet or flooring, make sure to clean up any water from the leakage; if moisture lingers long enough, mold or mildew can grow throughout the home. Water damage can end up costing a homeowner hundreds or even thousands of dollars.

To patch up a small leak in a roof, you should first locate and mark the area, then clean it with a brush or broom. Apply roofing cement or sealant, spread it evenly with a putty knife, and cover the area with a patch of metal or roofing material that overlaps the edges. Finally, apply a second layer of roofing cement or sealant over the patch and smooth it out. Keep in mind that this is only a temporary solution, and it's best to consult a professional roofing expert for a long-lasting repair.

Repair or Replacement?

Once the problem has been identified, the homeowner can then begin planning for roof repair or replacement. This type of home improvement project is usually done by a professional roofer, a general contractor, or a handy homeowner.

If you decide to take a DIY route, then you can start by gathering the right supplies. For tools, you'll need a ladder, a flat ply bar, a hammer, a utility knife, a caulking gun, a tape measure, and some protective gear. For materials, you'll need shingles, roofing underlayment, roofing nails, roofing sealant, and ventilation. During this process, you may need to look up what kind of shingles your roof has - are they made up of asphalt, metal, wood, or clay? What size are the shingles? Once the supplies are gathered, you can then find a how-to guide for mailing these materials onto the roof.

New Jersey Roofing Professionals

If you need FAST roofing repairs or don't wish to fix a leaking roof yourself, Anchor roofing professionals are available to inspect your roof and fix the problem immediately for your home or business.

Anchor Roofing NJ conducts a 40-point roofing inspection to ensure the root cause is identified and no other problems exist. A roofing quote for repair or replacement is free and only takes minutes to complete.

If you or someone you know is experiencing a leaking roof, contact Anchor Roofing today to get immediate service.

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