How to Tell If Your Roof Is Leaking
How to tell if your roof is leaking from Post Oak Roofing. Leakage in the roof is a serious problem and can cause huge expenses. And it can also lead to thousands of issues with top. If you fix the roof on time or replace it can save you from many problems in the future
Here we have discussed the following reasons behind the leakage:
Reasons why your roof might be leaking
If you are worried about your roofing system, there are the following reasons you should look after:
Flashing consists of thin metal pieces installed under the shingles and on the roof joints. Some flashes are exposed while others are not. If the flashing is broken, you can see the damaged flashing.
Tar is used to stick the flashing with the roof, and it gets corrosive after some time and becomes a leak.
Broken shingles are the most prominent roof problem and can be easily detected by simple roof inspection. It’s necessary to replace the damaged or missed shingles as soon as possible because it makes the roof vulnerable in the rainy season.
Improperly sealed valleys
Valleys are considered as the gap between two planes of the roof. It is responsible for the flow of water away from the top. If the valleys are not appropriately prepared, water gets stuck, making the valley vulnerable to water intrusion. It can easily be spotted by looking for wet areas.
Cracked vent booting
The roof vent consists of pipe coming out of the house and is responsible for excusing moisture and hot air from inside the house. Leaks in that area form dark spots that are easy to detect.
Vents are attached to the roof by putting flashing around it and called vet boot. Leaks can also occur due to cracks in the vent’s boots.
How to tell if your roof is leaking
Most minor leaks in the roof can turn into a big problem, and there is the following sign that can help you indicate the leaks in the roof:
Water stains are hard to detect and are the first indication of a leak in the roof. However, most water stains are present in the corners and do not appear dark. If you detect any discolored walls, look close to moss and molds.
If the water stains or dripping disappear from the areas, that does not mean that leakage has gone. It would be best if you still took notice of it. There is the possibility that water seeps in and forms the ice dam due to snow and thawing. Thawed water penetrates and affects the other structure of the roof. If you don’t have prominent sports, still look for the issue to prevent the damage.
Spots on exterior walls
It would be best if you also looked under the house’s roofline to observe anything. If you notice stains on the walls, there is an issue with which the roof and fences come in contact. Contact your roofing contractor and do all the preventive measures in this regard.
It is such an apparent problem, and if you observe any missing shingles, you should replace them immediately as they make your roof vulnerable. Also, look for the issues related to the shingles and other structures attached with them, including chimneys. If your roof is changing colors and getting patchy, it may be an indication of a leak. Even if a significant leak does not occur, there can be some small leaks in some areas, including the house’s attic. Consult your roofing contractor to solve this problem immediately.
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And we are committed to our work. After completing the job, we will discuss all the work detail we perform on the roof and give you a detailed report about the damage and repairmen. We aim to use your investment in the best way possible and satisfy you with our service.