3 Ways To Find  A Damaging Roof Leak

Do you have water damage on your ceilings and you’re not sure where they came from? Do you have rotting or mold in your attic or ceiling as well? We hate to break it to you, but you may have some leaks on your roof. As annoying as roof leaks can be, it can also be very damaging. Roof leaks can cause mold to build up in your house, rot your framing, destroy insulation and, of course, damage your ceilings. This is why it is really important that you locate the leaks as soon as possible to find a remedy. Unfortunately, tracking down a roof leak can be very difficult, but it isn’t impossible. Lucky for you, we’ve got the tips and tricks to locate your pesky roof leak so you can be well on your way to finding a solution. The first thing you’ll want to do to find the leak is look uphill at the roof and try to find any roof penetrations. Things that penetrate your roof are the most common cause for roof leaks. It is very rare for leaks to just occur over uninterrupted shingles. Penetrations can be anything that projects through your roof like roof vents, chimneys, or dormers. What is more, if you have access to your attic, go up there with a flashlight and check around the things that project from your roof. You may just find what you are looking for. If for some reason all of your roof penetrations have no water damage near it, or you can’t get into your attic, you’ll want to ask for some help. Have either you or someone else go up on your roof with a garden hose to really narrow down the problem spot. The other person should be inside the house waiting for a drip to appear. You should let the hose run for several minutes in one area as it might take a few minutes to see the dripping inside the house. Admittingly this can be a long process, but it is well worth it in order to find the leak. In the event the hose doesn’t work, then you’re going to have to take the shingles off of your problem area. This is when you might want to call professional roofers to come and take a look. They can remove your shingles properly and even fix the problem in a timely manner. In order to prevent roof leaks from ever happening again, you should get yearly check-ups and maintenance done on your roof. This will save you money in the long run, and help your roof to last longer. You should also check your roof after any storm occurs, as this is another common cause for roof leaks. Be sure to check your ceilings and attic as well so you can prevent any major damage that might cost you more later on. Whenever you need roof help, be sure to call Miami’s number one roofing contractors at HighPoint Roofing – (305) 801-5332. Our professional roofers are licensed and insured, and can tackle any roofing problem on any size roof. We can also help maintain your roof and provide checkups year round. Give us a call and we’d be glad to help.  You can request a call back here.