What to Do When Stormy Weather Causes an Attic/Roof Leak?
Published on September 01, 2021
As we slowly move into the fall, the transition between seasons is noticeable, and the weather is increasingly unstable. Sudden storms and rainy weather featuring gusty winds and sometimes even hail can quickly cause roof damage leading to an attic or roof leak. If you find that there’s a leak in your attic you can get high quality emergency roof repair in Toronto from EcoComfort Insulation & Contracting provides quality attic and roof leak repairs and retrofits that will stand the test of time.
Stormy Weather can Easily Cause a Attic or Roof Leak
While any type of stormy weather can damage your roof, there are certainly weather conditions that contribute the most. Heavy rain, for instance, is actually one of the worst for causing roof damage. It can happen at any time, and it seems to find the weak spots on the roof. After a heavy rainfall, it’s often difficult to pinpoint a roof leak, mainly because of the many cracks and crevices throughout the roof. An emergency roof leak repair may be necessary but difficult to identify without the help of a professional repair service.
Windstorms can also be dangerous to the roof. This is because roof shingles can be torn away by a powerful wind, especially if the shingles are old and loose. After a particularly bad storm, weaknesses in the attic and roof cavity may become more apparent. Worse still, strong winds have the tendency to hurl debris at the roof with the potential to cause tears and even holes that will allow water to leak.
Not surprisingly, a hailstorm is worse than a rainstorm. For regions that experience nasty hailstorms, one good storm can cause significant damage. The fast-hitting hail can tear off shingles and can even cause the underlayment to be damaged. After that, when the rain falls, the roof leaks start to make themselves evident. The hail and rain combination makes for a damaging scenario for homeowners.
How to Tell When There's an Attic or Roof Leak
If you’re spotting “water stains” on your ceiling or our walls, chances are that the attic and roof cavity is the source of the problem. One way or another, it’s likely that roof leak repair will be required. And in cases where water is actually pouring down, there may be a need for emergency roof repair.
With the signs of a roof leak, it’s important to trace the water path in order to identify the source. This may well require the skill and expertise of a roofing contractor, who will follow the path of water intrusion back to the exact location of the water leak. A professional attic inspection may be needed.
What to Do When You Discover Water Leaking
Needless to say, properly containing the water from a ceiling leak is essential in preventing additional damage. It's also recommended to take photos of the occurrence, particularly for home insurance purposes. Finally, it's crucial to call in roofing professionals for the appropriate repairs and retrofits.
At EcoComfort Insulation & Contracting, roofing experts provide roof leak repairs throughout the GTA. Following a professional attic and roof inspection, EcoComfort makes the necessary repairs, installs warrantied products, and guarantees all the work. We do our very best to exceed our customers’ expectations.
Contact EcoComfort today for a comprehensive attic inspection!