When a roof suddenly springs a leak there is every possibility that the leak was there for quite a while before it was discovered. Usually it takes a fairly decent amount of water to infiltrate a loft in order to detect the leak within a building and by that point a fairly substantial amount of damage could have transpired.
To put it simply, unless a branch or other bit of debris has infiltrated the roofing or a strong gusty wind has lifted tiles, there really isn’t any such thing as a ‘sudden leak.’ If a leak is spotted it is always advisable to seek out an immediate inspection by certified local roofing contractors.
Since that leak had probably been growing over some period of time, it is essential to have a roofer, do complete inspection of the roof in addition to the area where it appears the water is seeping in. This is especially true if the roof is not new and even those which have not reached their expected lifespan may have been installed improperly.
A good roofing company will explain why a thorough inspection is required and some may even offer free, no obligation quotes. During any season of the year a roof may be prone to wind, falling debris or water damage and if there is not a local contracting company that is ready and able to provide roof leaks repair the damage could get worse by the day.
Keeping in mind that a leak will most likely have been growing for some time, it is not good to wait until the weather clears up or the days are longer and warmer.
Licensed roofers are able to provide emergency roof repairs any season of the year so don’t let matters go from bad to worse. See to emergency repairs as soon as the leak is spotted.