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Roof It Forward - The Impact Of Spring Showers On Your Roof: Signs Of Water Damage And How To Fix Them

May 10, 2023

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.

Water Stains

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.

Sagging 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.

Asphalt 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.

Softwood Decking

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!


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