Leaking roofs have caused problems in homes and offices alike. In the case of the latter, they can cut scheduled meetings short, leading to loss of productivity. Even politicians are not immune from the trouble caused by leaks. In fact, the first session of Spain’s parliament was interrupted by a leaking roof.
A thunderstorm over the capital caused water to pour in through the roof over the parliamentary chamber just as politicians were taking their seats for the first time after the summer break.
Building work to overhaul the Palacio de Congresos began over the summer at a cost of an estimated 4.4 million euros (£3.7 million) but repairs to the roof are still ongoing.
Rain collected in tarpaulins covering sections of the chamber and when the weight became too much it gushed onto the heads of those below.
A leaking roof is certainly no laughing matter. Consider these other examples:
A mall in East England has a bad leak problem that retailers have been complaining about it for the past three years. The city council took the brunt of the complaints but the leak still persists to this day, causing a huge loss in profits for those affected.
Classical pianist Nikolai Demidenko was supposed to perform at Adelaide Festival Centre in Australia in late July. However, the leak on the 40-year-old theater prevented him from doing so since it could mess up his performance.
Whatever the cause, a leaking roof can be annoying. Imagine a steady stream of water trickling down your head every few seconds. It’s enough to drive anyone nuts! That’s why it’s important to have it repaired fast by a Chesapeake roofing contractor like The Roofing & Remodeling Company.
Unfortunately, most roof problems are found when the damage is great. You can prevent this from happening and save precious dollars by checking your roof. Indoors, you can easily check for cracked paint, discolored plasterboard, and peeling wallpaper. These should alert you to signs of roof problems.
However, don’t make the mistake of going up the roof to inspect it. This can be dangerous and you can easily injure yourself if you’re not careful. For this job, you need the services of a professional Chesapeake, VA roofing contractor. This person is trained to repair or replace a roof. What’s more, roofing experts can easily detect cracked or missing shingles, loose seams, and other roof problems.
(Info from Spain’s Parliament Vacated after Roof Leak, The Telegraph, September 11, 2013)