There’s nothing like the smell of the air after it rains. But when that rain accompanies a doozy of a thunderstorm, it really gives your roof a run for your money. A great roof will protect your home no matter how strong the storm, winds, and hail that batter it. But time takes its toll on all things, and one day, you may find yourself faced with a leaky roof.


When your roof is leaking, you need to get it repaired quickly so you don’t have to worry about any kind of serious damage to your home’s interior. Our residential roofing contractors at J&J Roofing in Roseville, Michigan, have put together this guide to help you handle your own leaky roof problem.


1.      Understand the Causes

There are many reasons a roof may leak. Our expert roofing contractors are CertainTeed ShingleMaster Certified, which means we use only the best products and methods for installing your roof. But many roofs are installed by handymen rather than certified contractors.


Even if your roof is professionally installed and warrantied, there are still a number of reasons it may have a leak. Age is one of the most common reasons a roof may begin to deteriorate. Debris, gutter problems, and moisture retention can also affect your roof. To prevent future problems, get an assessment and be sure you understand the causes of your damaged roof.


2.      Address any Immediate Problems

Before you call out the contractor, make sure you’ve found all leaks and points of infiltration that could cause damage to your home’s interior. Take pictures if you need to for insurance purposes and try to mitigate the damage in any way you can. Be ready to share what you’ve found with our contracting experts. This will help us address any underlying causes in your roof structure.


3.      Get an Inspection

It’s one thing to identify a roof leak or problem, but your best bet is to have our experts take a look. With our roofing inspections, we can find out if there is a larger issue that needs to be addressed. We’ll recommend the best course of action based on our experience and certification. Our free inspection comes with no obligation—just our expert advice.


4.      Schedule Your Repair

Once we get to the heart of your roof leak problem, our experts can get your roof repaired and get you back on track fast. If the repair needed is minor, we won’t pressure you into replacing your entire roof. We use CertainTeed asphalt shingles to create a high-performance roof you can count on for years to come.


Residential Roofing from a Roseville CertainTeed ShingleMaster Team

At J&J Roofing in Roseville, Michigan, we understand that sometimes a roof defect goes much deeper. We take pride in making sure your roof will stand up to the wildest weather Michigan has to offer. We can also install a completely new roof your neighbors will love when you’re ready.


Our CertainTeed residential roofing experts offer some of the most comprehensive warranties around to protect you in the future. Connect with our experts or call to schedule your free estimate at 586-445-6455 or contact us for help with your leaky roof.