Leaks are a roofing issue typically associated with old roofs. However, your new roof can also develop leaks due to various reasons. In this article, roofing and gutter replacement company Roofmasters Roofing and Metal Sheet Company discuss the steps that you need to take if your newly installed roof starts to leak.
What Causes Leaks in New Roofs?
There are various explanations and causes as to why your new roof is leaking. One of the most common culprits is improper or inadequate installation. If the roofer you hired cut a few corners and left a few key materials out of the installation equation, problems, such as leaks, are sure to arise. A leak typically comes from the flashing around the roof vents.
What to Do in Case of Leaks
If your newly installed roof suddenly develops leaks, the best thing to do is to stay calm and composed. Yes, a leaking roof is a cause for concern, but unless the water has started a flood in your home, there’s no need to panic. It’s easy to jump to conclusions and question whether you hired an incompetent roofer. Before you consider other roofing contractors for the job, you should first reach out to the roofer who worked on your roof.
Look for the person in charge of the installation and inform them about the situation. Be objective, and avoid antagonizing. Try to document the leaks if you can, either through pictures or videos. You can use these later on if you ever need to contest the roofing warranty. Give your contractor at least a week to resolve the problem at hand.
If you’re looking to avoid the hassle of encountering and fixing roof leaks, call the pros. Roofmasters Roofing and Sheet Metal stands behind the quality of our work. We also cater to gutters. Call us at (785) 628-3614 to schedule a free estimate. We serve Colby and Hays, KS.