Spring showers are here to bring flowers! With
the increase in precipitation in the forecast, make sure you and your roof are
prepared. Learn how to identify the signs of water damage and how to fix them
if you find yourself a victim of Spring rain showers.
Brown water stains on your ceilings and walls
are a key sign that your home has water damage. However, the spot of the water
stain may not be the spot of the leak. If the leak has slowly made its way into
your home, then the water itself could have slowly moved its way to the spot
where you are seeing the water stain. As soon as you spot the water stain, you
should contact a professional to get their help in finding the leak.
Or Bulging Ceilings
If you notice any part of your ceiling
beginning to sag or bulge, you could have significant water damage. The actual
sag or bulge could be water from the leak pooling together. At a certain point,
the drywall of your ceiling will give way and inevitably burst. A sag or bulge
in the ceiling may not have any water stains, so it is important to stay
vigilant. Once you notice the sag or bulge, it is time to call a professional
to assist in eliminating the water damage. Once the bulge bursts, you could be
in trouble with needing water damage restoration.
Granules In Your Gutters
If you have an asphalt shingle roof, there are
granules placed on the outer layer which are meant to be a protective layer of
your roofing material. If you start noticing the granules in your gutters or
coming out of your downspouts, they could be coming off due to aging or storms.
As the granules begin to come off, your shingles start to become bald,
preventing them from properly protecting your home. As a result, you may need
to replace a few shingles or possibly your entire roof.
Wood decking is the wood that is laid
underneath your shingles. If your shingles are not correctly protecting your
roof, your roof decking is left susceptible to possible water damage. Once the water has penetrated into your roof decking, it is only a matter of time before it
is starting to mold and rot. Once mold, mildew, or rot has taken over, all
affected roof decking will need to be replaced.
In the spirit of being preventative, learn how
to prepare your roof for changes in the weather.
Instead of risking your safety trying to check
your own roof for water damage, have a qualified roofing contractor take a look
to investigate. ARAC Roof It Forward offers a free video roof inspection so we
can show you videos and photos of the damage on your roof from the safety of
the ground. Our goal at Roof It Forward is to provide our community with
high-quality roofing solutions to keep you and your family safe in your home.
Schedule your free video inspection today!