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Roof Leaks and Water Damage

With all the rain this season it is important to make sure you do routine roof and flashing maintenance.

Hidden water damage and leaks can cost thousands of dollars if not properly located and repaired. Where as routine maintenance and repair can be very inexpensive.

How do you locate leaks?

The most obvious is water stains on the walls and ceilings. Instead of painting over these stains you need to have a professional come out and determine if further damage has been caused by the leak.

Termites, dry rot and mold can result from an unresolved leak source.

Unresolved Leak Source

We had a client in Silver Lake that had several roofers come out to repair the same leak issue over a period of ten years. Unfortunately the roofers never investigated any of the structural framing to see if there was any further damage caused by this leak source.

After this he would routinely call his painter out to repair the kitchen ceiling and paint. Since this was an ongoing problem he couldn’t seem to completely solve he finally decided to have an expert (RWT Design & Construction) come out to totally solve this issue.

I told him the first thing we needed to do was open the ceiling where it had been repaired so many times in the past.

What we found was incredible! Subterranean termites had followed this leak source through two stories and made a nest about the size of a beach ball in his ceiling. They had totally destroyed the ceiling joist and the above deck floor joist.

What initially was determined to be a minor repair turned into a major structural re-framing of his house. This is why it is important to do a proper investigation when you notice any leak source in your home.

We at RWT Design & Construction are experts in the area of water damage repair. We have been serving the Los Angeles area since 1989.

Please give us a call if you have any questions or need any help in this area.

We are your local Burbank Contractor and LA Home Remodeling experts.

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