Roof Leaking: How to detect it before it’s too late?

A leak in the roof is difficult to detect before the first signs, it is necessary to be vigilant. What to do when the roof leaks? That’s what we will go over in this article.

1. Regular maintenance

Be careful and regularly check the condition of your roof, especially after harsh weather conditions, storm or heavy rain that can shift a tile. Our article on roof maintenance will give you tips on how to properly maintain your roof.

2. Observe walls and ceiling regularly

The first signs can come from mold or blisters on the paint at the top of the walls or on ceilings at very localized locations. Unfortunately, it’s impossible to know where the leak came from, because the water may have followed a complex run-off before starting to dribble at a given location! The leak is not necessarily above the spots.

3. Regular maintenance by a pro

Before these first appearances, unless you do a regular check of your insulation, cover, and roof it’s difficult to realize anything is wrong. It is for this reason that a visit at each change of season is essential to keep on top of things.

Leaky roofing and insurance

Insurance side, if you are affected by a roof leak and water damage, contact your advisor quickly. Water damage insurance in your multi-risk residential contract normally covers the dripping of rainwater through the roof.

Your refund will depend on your contract, read it carefully for the amount of the benefits. Painting, paper, painted, place or decoration will be compensated but beware, the bill is almost always fair. The roof damage average cost will also depend on how badly it was damaged.

Good to know: if your home has become uninhabitable because of the damage compensation will be paid to you depending on the time required for the restoration of your home. This compensation is usually calculated on the rental value of your property.

You can also read more on the regulations in case of natural disaster or bad weather as well as building houses.