Know the signs so you can stop a roof leak early.
Sometimes, a roof leak is obvious: if there is a trail of water coming from the ceiling when it rains, you know you have a problem. However, many roof leaks actually give off early warning signs long before things get to that point. It’s up to the savvy homeowner to know these signs and be constantly on the lookout for them.
Have a look at the list below to learn some of the warning signs that you might have a roof leak.
- Broken or curling shingles: If shingles come into contact with water, they can move or change their shape. However, keep in mind that shingles can break or curl for many reasons. You’ll need an experienced roofer to tell you the cause of the breakage and help you fix it.
- Mold and mildew: Mold and mildew grow in moisture-rich environments. While some growth is normal, a serious infestation is a sign you have a serious problem.
- Rotting roof: If you spot signs of roof rot, that means your roof has been neglected for too long. You need to schedule a professional inspection right away. Since the roof can be unstable, you should not venture onto it yourself.
- Condensation stains on the walls or ceiling: This is a sign that you have a leak somewhere in the home. It’s time to call a professional roofer to find the source of the leak and fix the problem.
Sometimes it’s possible for a homeowner to fix a minor roof leak on his or her own, but in most cases, it’s best to call a roofer. It’s hard enough for an expert to track a leak to its source. For the best results for your home, be sure to call MEIS Roofing & Construction. We would be happy to inspect your roof and present you with a custom plan for repairs and long-term maintenance. Call us today if you think you might have a leak.