How To Spot A Roof Leak




If you think you think you have a roof leak or don’t know the signs to look out for, we have a few tips for you. A leaking roof can be hard to see if you don’t have anything to go off of. There are usually signs once the damage has already been done. The key though is to look out for signs and pay attention to your roof so that these kinds of things can be avoided. The damage from a leaking roof can be very expensive to fix if it waits too long. It can cause drywall damage, mold development, and roof repairs and who wants to deal with that, besides us of course.

What To Look Out For

Mold – Always pay attention to mold in your home. Mold thrives on long-standing moisture, so if you see it somewhere in your home, assume water is close by. Unfortunately, this probably means that water is leaking from your roof down into your walls, affecting the wood and the drywall as well. It can also be seen on your actual roof atop the shingles. Good news is once you find it, a professional can come out right away and get the problem taken care of.

Bent Shingles – Occasionally you should use a ladder and climb up on your roof to take a look at what’s going on up there. If you get up there and see that your shingles are starting to bend up, it is a major indication that you have a water leak on your roof and probably have for some time.

Water Stained Ceiling – This is usually the one that people notice because it tends to happen in a bedroom or living room. If you see this, it is because water has leaked through your roof and moved into your drywall. You will want to call a professional out right away to get this fixed before it causes further damage.

If you have noticed any of these signs, please, don’t hesitate to give Great Built Roofing & Construction a call at __PHONE__. We have the experience and the expertise to deal with a roof leak right away.