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Severe Thunderstorms Expected – Is Your Roof Leaking?

August 12, 2016

The National Weather Service issued a Flash Flood Watch which remains in effect through this evening for Northeast Illinois, Cook, Dupage, Grundy, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry and Will counties. These thunderstorms will be capable of producing torrential rainfall rates of two inches or more per hour, which may result in localized flash flooding.

Is your roofing leaking?

The source of most roof leaks is hard to find because it originates away from where the leak shows up. In order to find the source of a leak, follow this advice – “think like water.”

Water typically comes in through worn, broken, or missing shingles; where nails have worked loose; or through corroded or poorly sealed roof flashing around vents, skylights, or chimneys or along the intersections of roof planes. Once water passes the roofing, it flows along the sheathing, roof rafters, or topside of ceilings until it finds a place to drip down—inevitably onto your favorite piece of furniture.

The exact methods for repairing the roof leak will depend upon the roofing material and the roof’s construction. Working on top of a roof can be difficult and dangerous. Unless your roof’s pitch is relatively low and you have the necessary experience, tools, and confidence to get the job done safely, you should leave this work to a professional.

If you have, or suspect that you have, a roof leak in residential or commercial roof, contact the experts at Smart Roofing, Inc. at 847.797.0404 or or email contactus@smartroofers.com for your repairs!

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-Excerpts from hometips.com

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