What to Do When You’ve Got a Leak in Your Roof


A sudden spring shower can reveal the damage that the freezing winds of winter have caused to your roof. If you identify a leak coming from your roof, there a few steps that you can take to contain the damage. After that, we strongly recommend that you call a professional to come and take a look.

Identifying that you have a Leak

Generally speaking, if you have a leak, you will soon know about it. Water always wants to find a way down. Rainwater leaking into a roof space will soon start pooling and, before you know it, there will be water dripping from the ceiling.

Immediate Action

If you notice a discoloration or bulging in your ceiling plaster, this may be caused by pooling water resulting from a leaky roof. Place a bucket beneath the bulge and poke a small hole into the centre of it. This will allow the water a route through into the bucket. It may seem an odd thing to do, but allowing the water through a small hole may stop it from making a large hole if the water pressure continues to build. A small hole is easier to fix than a collapsed ceiling.

Call the Professionals

We strongly recommend that you call in some professionals to take a look at your roof if you spot a leak. Roof repair can be dangerous and we would not advise anyone who has not had the relevant health and safety training to attempt it.

At RG Leverett, we pride ourselves on our excellent customer service and workmanship. Our roofers have over 25 years’ experience and we are proud of the accreditations and certificates we have received over the years. We are a Norfolk Trusted Trader Member. If you think your roof may have sprung a leak this spring, you can contact us on 01603 418818 and we will provide you with a free quote.