What To Do If Your Roof is Leaking?

What To Do If Your Roof is Leaking?

What To Do If Your Roof is Leaking?

If you start to notice that your roof is leaking, it’s likely that you could be too late. There’s nothing more frustrating than noticing a few water stains on your ceiling and dreading the expense that you could be facing with your roofing systems. A small drip often symbolizes a much larger problem with your roof and every homeowner knows how much time and money a new roof or repair can cost. 

Regular roofing inspections will make sure that you can check for roof leaks before they become a problem. Understanding the warning signs for your roof will make sure that you can pinpoint the area of the leak and take the appropriate course of action. 

How To Locate a Roof Leak

Find the water stains in your home and remember that the water will often be the verdict as it moves its way through the ceiling. The water will often slow down through the ceiling structures and this means that you’ll have to follow the series of water stains in order to find the source. 

A roofing expert may be able to track the source of the leak through the attic with a flashlight. They’ll start by inspecting the water stains, mold spots, and more and then use a flashlight to trace back to the area where they think that the leak began. Some roofing contractors might also use a water hose to soak down your roof and make sure the leak is active before they track it. 

Your Flashing is Cracked 

If you notice that the flashing has begun to crack around your roof, this is often a sign. If you’re flashing has cracked at various roof transitions where it meets the wall, it can be identified as an area of potential failure. Asphalt and your flashing can contract due to various temperatures and this often leads to the chance that the area will crack. 

Your Ventilation Is Cracked

If you notice that your attic ventilation has begun to crack, it is important to check-in on your roof vents. If your roof vents are working incorrectly and not releasing hot air from your attic, there are areas where your roof might continue to crack. Inspecting for musty odors or dark spots across your attic will indicate that the vents are working improperly. 

Improper Sealing

The valleys of your roof have a series of seals that join the planes of your roof together. These areas are commonly sloped and this allows rainwater to dip into the seal and flow down into the gutters. When the seals begin to crack or the Valley gets clogged with debris, it can cause water buildup in the chance that your roof may leak. 

Clogged Gutters

Cleaning your gutters can be an essential piece of roofing maintenance. When the water has nowhere to go on your roof, water can pool on top of your roof and this will often lead to the chance that you will experience ongoing issues with leaks in your roofing systems.

If you would like to learn more about trouble signs for roof leaking and how you can repair these areas, contact us today to find out more about repairs to your roof.

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