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Your roof is supposed to protect you and your family from the elements, but it needs to be cared for just like anything else. Unfortunately, older roofs can start leaking over time. Sometimes even newer roofs can take damage due to extreme weather and start leaking! In today’s post, we’ll take a look at the best course of action to take when you notice a leak in your Louisville home’s roof.

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Locate the Leak

The first step to fixing a leaky roof is finding where the hole is. This can be difficult depending on where your roof is leaking, as it could be coming from multiple spots or spreading past its source. Work quickly to find the initial leak, and start catching the dripping water in a container.

Find Out if There are More Leaks

If you have one leak, it’s certainly possible that you will have more leaks elsewhere in your roof. This is especially true if you are experiencing leaks that have been caused by weather damage like extreme winds or hail. Start by searching around the first leak, then work your way around the rest of your roof to assess any damage, secondary leaks, or potential weak spots that may start leaking soon.

Collect the Water

Any place that you find a leak, place a container like a bucket underneath it to catch the drips. The last thing you want is to allow the leaks from your roof to spread throughout the ceilings in your home, or collect in pools and damage carpets, hardwood floors, furniture, or electronics. If there are only light drips, you shouldn’t have too much trouble cleaning up any mess and keeping water off of your other belongings. If the leak is severe, be sure to dispense of the water regularly so your container doesn’t overflow.

Assess any Damages

Check your belongings that were around the leak and make sure nothing is damaged. If you notice damage to your ceilings, try and stop catch water in your attic so you do not have to do extensive construction projects to return your home to normal. Move any important items away from the leak so they can avoid being destroyed. If your leak is in your attic, move all of your stored boxes away from the hole so you can keep your belongings safe and avoid mold and mildew growing in your cardboard boxes.

Call a Professional Roofer in Louisville

When you need a trustworthy fix in a pinch, give HCI Roofing & Construction a call. Our teams will react quickly to provide you with the care that you need in Louisville. Depending on the damage, we may administer a simple patch or suggest a new roofing project. We want you and your family to be taken care of, so call us today if you have any leaks or worries about your roof!