How Long Can You Leave a Leaking Roof?

A leaking roof is something most people encounter at some time or another. It’s simply a sign that your roof needs to be repaired or eventually replaced. However, there is very little information about how long it takes for a small leak to turn into a serious problem and how long it can be left.

In this post, we’ll discuss the importance of getting a roof leak repaired soon and how long you can leave it.

What happens when you leave a leaking roof?

When you first see a leak, it may look very unassuming. If you’re busy with life’s ever-changing to-do list, a leaking roof can easily get put on the backburner. However, leaving a roof leak too long almost invariably leads to bigger problems.

First and foremost, water will continue to come in. Let’s face it, Barnsley (and the rest of the UK) doesn’t have the driest climate. Chances are, it will rain again in the near future, and you’ll have more water getting through your roof.

At the very least, that rainwater can cause cosmetic damage to your ceiling and walls, which will need replastering or redecorating in future. In more serious cases, water can cause structural damage to your roof, ceiling or walls and even interfere with electrics, causing an outage or even a fire.

Another issue is that the cause of the leak will worsen. Wind, rain and even ice can get into small cracks or gaps in your roof. Before you know it, a small drip has turned into a steady flow of water.

Leak at first sight…

There’s no time like the present when it comes to a leaking roof. As outlined above, there are several ways a leaking roof can damage your property and cause the overall repair costs to rise. The sooner you get it seen to, the less disruption you’ll encounter, and the less expensive it will be to repair.

In terms of time frames, we wouldn’t recommend leaving a leaking roof at all. If you’re worried about the cost of repairing your roof, remember that the cost will only get higher the longer it’s left. The cheapest time to get it repaired is always today.

Our advice is to call a trusted roofer as soon as possible. You might already have to wait a couple of days for them to come out and inspect it – so you definitely don’t want to add to that by putting off calling them.

Book an inspection today

Now is the best time to act with any roofing issues. If you’ve got a leaking roof in Barnsley or the surrounding areas, DPR Roofing can provide a timely inspection to get to the root of the problem.

With over 30 years of roofing experience, our team can provide the long-lasting repairs you need, so your leaking roof won’t become a recurring issue. We can even help you spread the cost if you don’t have the money up-front, with our fair, affordable roof financing options.

Contact us today 01226 670 008 to get the ball rolling.