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Roof Leak

If you have a roof leak or even think it might be a leak on your Baton Rouge, or Hammond home, from your roof, the first thing to do is call Louisiana Roof Crafters. Below, Louisiana Roof Crafters has a list of common problems to check before a roofing service technician comes out. Below you will find a list and pictures of each common problem that will make you think you have a roof leak when in fact it is not related to the roofing system. When you have checked the things on the following list and you are convinced it is a roofing system matter, please fill out the service authorization form below and give us a call for a service technician to come out and inspect your roof. Louisiana Roof Crafters is happy to come out and check your roof. If Louisiana Roof Crafters makes a service call and the leak is not related to the roofing system installed by Louisiana Roof Crafters there will be a $125.00 service fee. If Louisiana Roof Crafters finds a leak to be unrelated to the roofing system and Louisiana Roof Crafters is able to make the repair, a fee will be discussed and if you would like the issue repaired Louisiana Roof Crafters, after acceptance of the fee will make the repair.

Attic AC overflow pan overflowing causing a Roof Leak

Common Roof Leak Issues

There is a shortlist of common roof leak issues to check before a service technician comes to your home. Around 50% of roof leak callbacks are unrelated to the roofing service and here you can find the shortlist of leak issues to check yourself.

  • A/C pan in the attic overflow. The A/C overflow pan and A/C lines in the attic are some of the most common problems seen on a roof leak call back. Go in your attic and see if the pan under the A/C unit is full of water. If the pan has water you should immediately call an air conditioning repair company. Here is a quick tip from Louisiana Roof Crafters, once a month open your cap to your overflow line and put a full cap of Clorox bleach in the line. The Clorox bleach will kill algae and help prevent your hot water heater line from clogging up.
  • Gutters and downspouts full of debris and clogged cause many apparent roof leaks. Another very common leak issue is gutters full of leaves and debris. Everything from tennis balls to leaves and pine straw will clog up downspouts and fill the gutters to the point they overflow. When gutters and downspouts get clogged,  water will flow backward and go under the shingles and make it appear that you have a roof leak in your home. Make sure you check the gutters as well as your downspouts to be sure they are free of debris. Have Louisiana Roof Crafters or another roofing or gutter professional clean your roof and gutters at least once a year to make sure you do not have what appears to be a roof leak from your gutters.
Clogged Guttters
Chimney Bricks
  • Cracked bricks and mortar in the chimney. Cracked bricks and old cracked mortar are very common problems that will make you think you have a roof leak. This one you may not be able to check on your own, but if the leak is near or around the chimney be prepared for a service call fee and repair bill on this one. Over time chimneys must be worked and reworked depending on age. The mortar may need at some point to be redone or you may be able to get by with just waterproofing the chimney.
  • Chimney cap cracked and leaky. Older chimney caps must be replaced from time to time. A chimney cap is another leak issue that you may not be able to handle on your own depending on your age and the pitch of your roof. If it is not safe to inspect your roof and chimney never do so, call a roofing professional. This is another roof maintenance issue that will have to be paid for and must be done from time to time w