Your roof has a job to do; Keep you warm and dry. If your roof isn’t doing the job once the rain begins, you will deal with water dripping into your home. If you are having this issue, it is important you find the treatment immediately. Here are some DIY remedy’s, but please be aware that eventually the problems will grow larger.
Tarping the Roof
The first thing most homeowners due when experiencing a leak is to put tarp on the roof during a storm. This will be like a band-aid over a cut, but unfortunately it doesn’t heal the wound. It will temporarily stop more rain from coming in until consulting a professional, but it should never be considered a permanent solution.
Poke a Hole
If your roof is currently leaking, the first thing you want to do is attempt to minimize your ceiling damage. Wherever you notice the biggest bulge or wettest spot on the ceiling, you want to poke a small hole in the middle to drain and air out the area. Keep in mind the damp drywall will never safely dry out, instead it will start to form mold and mildew.
Consult a Professional
Unfortunately, no matter what DIY treatment you pursue you will need to consult with a professional when experiencing a roof leak. It is extremely important to take proper action sooner rather than later to avoid more expensive damages. A professional will give you the immediate service needed, and if you need to wait a while for your ceiling to be fixed that can come secondary to the immediate need of servicing your roof leak.
NCE Homes can help you understand on the best options. We will consult you on all of your options and detect a solution that keeps you and your family safe in your home. If you are in need of a consultation, give our team a call at 443-400-5210.