If you haven’t experienced a nagging leak problem before, consider yourself fortunate. For many, what appeared to be an irritable, but isolated water issue turned into something much more extensive. That’s because by the time the leak becomes visible, it has likely had an opportunity to cause havoc “behind the scenes”. This can include providing a home for mildew and mold. A leak can promote water damage to the structure of your home. Leaks might even contribute to dangerous problems with your electrical wiring. So a leak is more than an unsightly stain on a wall or a ceiling. A leak in your home represents a serious threat. A leak is almost never just a leak.
Leaks can be caused by many things. Sometimes it’s a fault in a roof or damage around chimneys. Improperly installed or damaged siding can contribute to the creation of leaks. Poor ventilation leading to condensation issues is another culprit. It might even be a result of animal activity! Sometimes, unfortunately, poor installation by a previous contractor can be the cause.
Quick fixes to these issues are not the solution. The temptation is to save time and money by having someone slap a quick patch over the area that seems to be leaking. However, often a “quick fix” can actually cause more problems by simply concealing the visible damage but not addressing the real problem. An experienced and trusted contractor like All Craft Exteriors does not do “quick fixes”. All Craft guarantees their labor for life, so it is in their best interest to do the job right the first time.
In the long run, this approach is actually more cost effective by fixing the issue once-and-for-all, rather than risking continuous damage caused by an improperly placed “patch”. A long-term fix means confidence and cost effectiveness. If you find a leak in your home, and you’re not sure how to fix it, it’s best to call a qualified contractor. A professional will be able to identify the source of the leak and fix it properly. Remember a leak in your home is not just an annoyance. A leak in your home represents a serious threat. All Craft Exteriors is built on trust. Think about that the next time an issue arises that you want fixed the first time.