Got Leaks?



Diagnosing a Leak

When you notice a leak inside your building, most people assume the cause is a hole directly above the leak in your ceiling.  While this is sometimes the case, a leak can often be caused by a penetration in your roofing material almost anywhere on the surface of your roof.  Diagnosing a leak and resolving the underlying issue is often a game of trial-and-error, which can be both frustrating and time-consuming for you.  Our trained professionals have years of experience and can fix the source of your leak in a timely, efficient manner.

To read more about the steps involved in fixing a leak in your specific roof type, read the article below

Roofing Solutions - Fixing A Leak

Preventing Leaks

Your best protection against a leaky roof is to take proactive steps to resolve minor problems before they turn into major issues.  Here are a few steps we recommend ALL building owners take to prevent a leaky situation.

  1. Perform preventative maintenance - Having your roof inspected regularly (at minimum once per year and ideally once per quarter as your roof ages) can help prevent premature roof failure.  Budgeting $0.05 per square foot per year for preventative maintenance has been proven to nearly double the lifespan of a 10-year roofing system (GAF).  
  2. Hire a licensed roofing contractor - Hiring a licensed roofing contractor to perform any work on your roof will help you get the most out of your roofing system and prevent unintended consequences down the road.  Using an unlicensed repairman to perform work on your roofis both a safety issue and could void your manufacturer's warranty.   Additionally, if an individual is not fully trained, he or she may inadvertently damage the roof costing you hundreds to thousands of dollars more.  
  3. Clean off debris - Checking your roof for clogged gutters, drains, and scuppers keeps your roof system functioning as it should and reduces the chance of water going where it's not intended.

To read more about how preventative maintenance can actually save you money, read the article below.

Roofing Solutions - Roof Maintenance