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HomeOwner Tips

Assessing a roof leak.

Some overhead leaks are due to minor problems – such as a single torn shingle or a small hole in flashing – that you can usually handle with a little DIY experience and some basic tools. But other situations call for a roofer’s expertise. If you can’t fix the problem quickly and completely, call a professional as soon as possible; water damage spreads quickly, even from a small leak.

A professional roofer is best when:

There are multiple leaks.
The leak is wicking across framing members or along walls, making it difficult for you to trace the source.
A repair you made is not holding.
The leak entails significant damage to roofing surface or flashed areas.
The roof surface or slope, is beyond your abilities.