Leaks can range from minor to major severity.
However, the more severe the leak becomes, the more extensive and expensive the
damage and repairs become. By learning the signs to detect a leak, you can
catch it before the damage is too much for your home to handle.
Spots Or Stains
Water stains appear as yellow or brown puddles
or streams on your ceilings and walls. These stains and spots vary in size
depending on the leak. They can often be located in the center of a room, but
can also appear in corners. If the water from the leak has started to appear on
your ceiling and walls, there is a possibility that there is already mold and
rot. Keep an eye out on your ceilings and walls for water stains so you can
find any issues as quickly as possible.
If you spot mold, fungus, or moss on the
siding or brick on the exterior walls of your home, this could be a sign of a
roof leak. These types of growths thrive in moist and wet conditions, meaning
it's likely that water from a roof leak is coming down through the walls.
Dripping water is one of the clearest signs of
a roof leak. You may hear dripping in your attic or near your ceilings. This is
a sign of an active water leak. The dripping may occur intermittently, but that
does not mean that the leak has been resolved.
Curling or buckling shingles are telltale
signs on the roof of a roof leak. A curled shingles will not be able to properly
protect your roof and leave the underlayment susceptible to water. You may be
able to see buckled shingles from the ground, but to confirm you should have a
trained roofing contractor perform an inspection.
While roof leaks are common, sometimes leaks
are caused by HVAC issues. Learn the ways to spot the differences between roof leaks and HVAC leaks.
If you think you may have a roof leak, it's
time to call a roofing contractor. Here at ARAC Roof It Forward, we offer a
free video roof inspection so we can diagnose the problem. After the
inspection, we will show you the damage, review your repair options, and
provide a cost estimate. With almost 20 years of experience, our Roof It
Forward team can swiftly and effectively fix your roof leak. Schedule your free
video inspection today.