Of course, if you see water coming in (you have a roof leak!) or if you have exposed rafters, can see the underside of your roof deck, etc. it may be as easy as looking, feeling and assessing the leak by sight and touch. But more times then not, roofs conceal their leaks. That being said, water leaks can be incredibly deceptive.
The truth is, even if you see water or a damp spot, the actual leak may not be right there, sometimes the water spot is some distance from the real roof damage causing the roof leak.
As a professional roofing company, we know how to find and fix roof leaks of all sizes and types. We know all the tricks that water can play.
We all know water can travel down-hill, but it can also travel many feet from where it enters the roofing system before it makes itself known in the form of a visibly identifiable roof leak.
For homes with drywall or paneling on the ceiling, water can hide even longer and travel even further. A small leak may not be noticeable until an extended hard rainfall, but once you see it do something! Call a roofing company even a tiny leak is letting in dangerous moisture that will degrade insulation and give mold and wood-rotting fungus the perfect environment to grow.
First, friends, roofing is dangerous work. The injuries from roofing mishaps are serious and if you have roof damage that is off the ground we caution you to please contact a professional roofing company – your roof can be repaired easily you cannot.
Is your roof leaking?
Are you wondering whether to call a roof repair company or pull out the ladder and do it yourself? We don’t blame you. Sometimes repairs are simple and a quick YouTube video is education enough.
But, most times, doing it yourself is a bad idea and can cost you more than you’d have spent hiring a professional. With this in mind, here are some reasons why you should enlist professional help. Learn more in our recent roof leak repair DYI blog.
Aside from an obvious leak, there are other more subtle signs that there is “trouble up on the roof”.
Inside your house, look for discolored plasterboard, cracked paint and peeling wallpaper as signs of damaged roof areas.
If you can get a look at your roof, make note of any cracked, lose or missing shingles. Cracked seams, damaged or missing flashings, and excessive cinder-like material collecting in the gutters or noticeable at the end of downspouts, means the shingles are breaking down. Learn more about roof leak repairs here.