Adrienne Z. MilliganAs soon as you notice your roof is leaking – especially if the water is coming into the interior of your home – you are probably going to go into panic mode. While containing the water coming into the home is important, so is stopping the leak.

When asked what is the most important thing to remember when the roof leaks, roofer and owner of Value Roofing Brian Glasser stated, “Call a roofer and get a tarp on the roof immediately.”

Hopefully you are reading this before the roof leaks. If your roof is currently leaking, read on to learn what the pros suggest for getting the leak under control.

Make sure to collect the water from the roof leak to avoid damaging the interior and belongings.  Copyright Bigstock Photo

Five Things to do When Your Roof Leaks

1. Get a tarp on the roof immediately. This is to keep more rain and debris from coming into the attic and the interior of the home. If you are unable to get up on the roof, see if a neighbor or friend is willing to help.

2. Call three roofers and request quotes from each company. Hopefully, you know one or have had one referred to you. In the urgency of a leaky roof, be sure to take the time to find a qualified roofer. While you want to get the leak fixed as soon as possible, hiring a roofer who is not licensed, bonded, or insured (regulations and licensing requirements vary by state) could add to your roof problems and cost more in repairs later. Check reviews by other customers of each company online at the Better Business Bureau (BBB).

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