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Found a Hole in Your Roof? Take Action Quick

One of the most basic human needs is a place to call home. But what if you look up one day and find a gaping hole? Ignoring a small hole in your roof will do you no good no matter how small it is. If you ignore the problem, it will only get worse.

Water has a strong personality, and once it makes a decision, nothing can stop it. Inevitably, that tiny crack in your roof will turn into a torrential downpour soon. And just as you’d go to your dentist if you had a toothache, you should do the same if your roof has a hole in it.

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Damage Control

1. Move Your Stuff Out of Harm’s Way

Moving the furniture as soon as you notice there is a hole in the roof is imperative. You may have to deal with the leak for a while, so try to salvage what you can. Additionally, certain fabrics trap water, resulting in the musty mildew smell if not done quickly enough

2. Contain the Leak

Grab some buckets, containers, towels, and garbage cans and place them under the hole once you find it (or the discoloration on your ceiling). Remember that water can severely damage your floors, so be sure to swap out the containers on a regular basis to avoid spills.

3. Cover the Roof with Tarp

The best thing to do if you can’t get in touch with a roofing company right away is to tarp the roof. This is only a short-term fix. When it’s safe to do so, go up on the roof and cover the leaky area with tarp to keep it from happening again. It’s important to remember that the tarp needs to be 6 mm thick and 4 ft wide around the damaged area. If you can’t get to the top, tuck the tarp under the shingles and store it there until you need it. Water won’t be able to get underneath it that way.

4. Take Photos of the Leak

It’s unlikely that the pictures you take will end up in your family album as a memento of the leak. Nevertheless, if the damage qualifies for an insurance claim, you’ll be required to provide evidence. Also, document everything that has been ruined as a result of the leaky roof with photos.

The Long-Term Solution

Here are a few pointers to get you through the short term while we look at a long-term fix for your leak. Because it’s not something to take lightly, you’ll want to leave it to the experts. In fact, that’s why we’re here right now.

When it comes to roofing issues, the Roof solar team has seen it all. As one of Jacksonville, Florida’s most skilled and dependable residential roofing companies, we’ve been in business since 2010. The Beaches, St. Johns, and St. Augustine are just a few of the nearby areas where we can be of assistance.

Roof solar recognises the importance of having the most current materials, knowledge, solutions, and professionals in an ever-changing world. When it comes to making decisions, we will not only give you advice; we will also walk you through the process step-by-step. If you contact us, you can expect a quick response, regardless of whether your problem is urgent.

We’ve been in business for eleven years and have developed cutting-edge techniques and carefully curated materials. The equipment we use is specifically made to withstand the extreme weather conditions that can be found in this part of the country. Please don’t hesitate to contact us at Roof solar if you have any questions about the safety and dependability of your roofs.


Your home’s atmosphere and mood can be seriously dampened by a leaking roof. Avoid a real-life Halloween scare by taking action as soon as you notice any issues rather than waiting until the last minute. Call us right away at (904) 723-4950 to stop any further damage, and then sit back and relax while the experts at Roof solar fix the leak.

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