If water infiltrates your home through a leaky roof, it can soak the attic insulation, saturate the ceilings and walls, ruin your wood trim, paint, flooring and furnishings, and allow mold to flourish. Here are some helpful suggestions on how to minimize the risk of needing roof leak repairs for your Atlanta home, and how to cope if a leak does occur.
Connect With a Trustworthy Local Roofing Contractor
You can save yourself considerable stress by vetting contractors before you have water coming in through the roof, so start the process today. Qualities to look for in a roofing company include:
- Lengthy history, positive reviews, and a good reputation in the area.
- Both workers’ compensation and liability insurance coverage.
- Certifications from leading roofing manufacturers like GAF and CertainTeed.
- Affiliations with trade associations like the Georgia Roofing & Sheet Metal Contractors Association.
- Expertise in working with your type of roofing, whether it’s shingle, tile, or slate.
Be Prepared for Future Roof Leaks
It’s not always possible to prevent a roof leak, but you’ll find it easier to keep damage and stress to a minimum if you prepare in advance by taking these steps:
- Keep your roofer’s phone number close by so you can contact them quickly if the roof starts to leak after a rain or gets seriously damaged during a storm.
- During the Rain, occasionally take a look in your attic, if you can do so safely, and be sure to check for for leaks or wet plywood around roof penetrations.
For more expert advice about roof leak repair in Atlanta, or to schedule an inspection so we can assess the condition of your roof, contact us at Echols Roofing.