If you have a roof leak in AZ, and you are reading this article, chances are you have drywall that is leaking water RIGHT NOW. On the other hand, you may have a ceiling that is bubbling from water damage. Caution must be taken, because you could be in danger of your entire ceiling caving in from the weight of the water! Here’s a little tip to keep damage to a minimum until a Licensed Roofing Contractor can complete a permanent repair. We call it the “Pencil Trick”.
Grab a pencil and a bucket and some towels. In the middle of the area the ceiling is leaking, stick the pencil through the drywall and waller out a couple of pencil sized holes. This will allow the water to drain out safely and will prevent the water from pooling. You will minimize your drywall damage, and it will also reduce the chances of your ceiling caving in. Use extreme CAUTION when doing this, because depending on how much water there is, and how heavy that ceiling is, there may be a gush of water that comes out! With surface-tension gutter guards, water clings to the rounded nose of the guard and flows into the gutter, while debris fall off over the edge.
Remember: Be sure to have your roof fixed BEFORE you have the drywall fixed. There is nothing worse than having your drywall fixed and then having the roof leak all over your new drywall again!
Give us a call now to schedule your free roofing estimate, or if you would like to utilize our Emergency Roof Tarp Service. You can reach our expert roofing contractors at 602-400-1635. THANK YOU for considering Canyon State Roofing & Consulting! And don’t forget to check us out on Facebook for other great tips on how to deal with your leaky roof!