Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Help, my roof is leaking!

Help, my roof is leaking!

On average Auckland receives 1240mm of rain each year and Auckland weather can turn from brilliant sunshine to showers within minutes. Inside your home you’d like to stay warm and dry, but what do you do if you suddenly find that your house is leaking? The torrential rainfall of the last few days brought in a flood of calls about leaky roofs and windows. 

A leaking house can be quite a frightening thing. The main problem with water leaks is that you rarely know of the damage until it’s too late and timber has started to rot. So, what can you do if you find that you have a leaky roof? Well, the first thing to do is to get as many buckets and bowls as possible to catch the falling water. It’s likely that there more water than you can see, and the occasional small drop might well turn into a huge puddle. 

The second thing to do is to try and get in touch with someone who can help you fix the leak problem. You might want to call Banks Building Maintenance. Try to get water leaks repaired as soon as problems become apparent. This will help prevent further damage, and help minimise additional repair costs as a result.
It is important that the source of any leak is identified and dealt with. This may take several attempts, even when you have an expert from Banks BuildingMaintenance look at it, as it is not always immediately clear where the source of the leak is located. Water travels in funny ways, and a small damp area of carpet on one side of the room might initially be the only visible sign of what later turns out to be a major problem in another part of the house.

If the leak is an isolated loose flashing, a small leak in the roof, or a broken gutter, then this can easily be fixed.  However, if the leak is due to an issue that is repeated around the house, such as a lack of window flashings, or is caused by lack of regular roof maintenance, storm damage or general wear and tear then the problem is likely to be much wider. If the problem has been happening over some time we might need to remove and replace all the timber and other materials affected by mould and rot

When you are looking at getting a roofing company to price your roof repair or roof restauration, please make sure you get references and testimonials. The same of course goes for any other leak repairs. And make sure that one of your quotes comes from us here at Banks Building Maintenance :)
Cheers, Andre


  1. True, leaking house can be quite a frightening thing and that we have no idea what should do. But that time the maintenance and engineering of integrated technical solutions are really very help us.

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