If you’ve got a leaking roof, please call us to get on our schedule for emergency temporary repairs. We are working as fast as possible to help our customers stop the leaking and protect their assets. The sooner you call, the sooner we can get there to assess and remedy your situation.
Here are a few of the important actions you can take to help yourself and your neighbors before your damaged roof allows water to enter your home:
- If a leak is coming through your ceiling, DON’T TOUCH THE DRYWALL! You’ll very likely get a big batch of nasty water in your face. Simply take an ice-pick or other small pointy tool and poke a single hole into the middle of the leaking area. You’ll allow the water to drain out with minimal damage to your drywall and save yourself a large repair bill.
- After the storm, take a look around your property for roofing or siding materials which may have blown off your house or your neighbors’ houses. Look for cedar shakes, asphalt shingles, metal flashing or even pieced of siding. If they aren’t yours, try to figure out which house they came from, so you can let them know that they should have their roof or home inspected.
- Walk around your house paying close attention to your siding and windows. You’re looking for anything that seems out of place (or missing!).
- Step back far enough that you can see your roof. (grab your binoculars) Visually scan your roof, paying special attention to where water changes directions, such as along valleys, chimneys, peaks and dormers. Look for any missing shingles or loose and blowing shingles. A missing shingle may not be causing a leak…yet. But, it will open up the possibility for wind-driven rains to get inside your house in the next storm. It’s much easier to fix BEFORE it leaks.
We’ve been maintaining Portland roofs since 1983 and we’ve seen it all.
Give us a call and we’ll be there as quickly as we can.