You might think that finding a leak will be the end of your problem, but the fun is just beginning. Dealing with a leak can be frustrating enough to make you pull your hair out of your head. However, if you follow a simple logical procedure, you can learn how to find a leak in your roof and what to do if you find one.
How Do I Know if My Roof is Leaking?
Just because you see signs of water damage on the ceiling isn’t a sure sign of a leak in the roof.
The spot could have been caused by leaking pipes or condensation. Even signs of water damage in the attic don’t necessarily mean that your roof is currently leaking. The stains could have been caused decades before when there was a different roof on the home.
How Do I Check for a Current Leak?
To discover if a stain or leak is current, check the suspect area during a rainstorm or when snow is melting on the roof. Damage that appears within five hours is usually the result of a leaking roof. The water can pool above the ceiling, putting an extreme burden on it.
If you see a part of your ceiling that bulges, you need to drain the water by placing a bucket beneath the bulge and piercing it with a 16 penny nail. If you don’t drain the water, your ceiling could fall.
The best thing to do if you find a leak is call us. We’ll send over a crew to check out your roof, and let you know how we’d repair it for you. We’ll check the flashing, shingles, vents, chimneys and any other areas where water could pool.
We’ll make sure you don’t have any ice dams in your gutter, and we’ll let you know what gutter shield options we have available.