Chantilly, VA, July 19, 2019 --(PR.com
)-- The Fairfax roof repair contractors at Beyond Exteriors released a blog discussing how to repair a roof leak. While it's important to hire a professional for this task, understanding how to repair roof leak can be helpful for homeowners interested in protecting their roofs in the future.
Leaks are often difficult to identify. Though water typically seeps in through warn, broken, or missing shingles, loose nails, and holes in roof flashing, it quickly moves down the slope of the roof before landing in your home. To spot the leak, look for water marks and other discolorations in the walls and underside of the roof. If you have an attic, you may be able to identify the area with a bright flashlight. After investigating, be sure to fix your leak as quickly as possible. Water entering your home can damage the furniture and encourage mold growth, which can cause difficulty breathing and other health concerns.
There are two main methods for roof repair. In an emergency, you can cover the damaged section with heave polyethylene sheeting and staple it together with several boards to secure it to the roof. You can also cover the area with a piece of galvanized sheet metal flashing by placing the metal underneath loose shingles. Keep in mind that working on a roof without proper training can be dangerous, and it is therefore best to contact a professional for all repairs. An experienced contractor understands what to watch out for when repairing a roof and can do so quickly and safely, saving you from a potentially dangerous accident.
Contact the Fairfax roof repair consultants at Beyond Exteriors for a free roof leak repair consultation. Beyond Exteriors provides emergency roof repair services, helping you protect your home before a more permanent repair can be made. In addition to roofing, Beyond Exteriors provides gutter, siding, and other home repair support. Get in touch by calling 703-854-9820, or visit the company's website at https://www.beyondexteriors.com. Beyond Exteriors is headquartered at 14524 Lee Road, Unit E, Chantilly, VA 20151 and serves customers in the Northern Virginia area.