If you notice a leak in your roof, may be a good time to contact a roofing company. A leaky roof can be the first sign of a much bigger problem. If you do not address a leaky roof, you may end up having to replace your whole roof, and run the risk a wide range of respiratory problems caused by mold. Once you get mold in your home, it can also be really hard to get rid of and can cause permanent damage.
If you notice your roof is leaking, you should first try to identify the source to rule out a simple problem. Sometimes, a leaky roof can be caused by some type of obstruction which causes water to gather or move the wrong way along your roof- roofs are designed to move water down and off the roof, if water is moving sideways, it can cause a leak. If there is an obstruction, such as a tree branch or debris, remove this to see if it solves the problem. If that is not the case, there are many different things that can lead to a leaky roof. In strong winds, shingles can be blown away leaving the roof exposed. Also, any objects that have been put on the roof, including satellite dishes, could possibly cause damage. Chimneys, if not installed correctly, or are very old, can have cracks or gaps in them, which can cause leakage. Also, if you have pipes running through your roof, this can also cause damage.
Tracking the source of a leak is important. Often times, leaks can be spotted because of dark spots or streaks- these can be tracked to the source of the leak. If you are having trouble tracking the leak, but have an idea of where it might be, you can search the area for mold, which is a sign of moisture. Another way to see where your roof is leaking, is to have someone go up on your roof with a hose and run the water over the questionable areas until you find the source. If you know that you have a leak, but you do not want to look for the source on your own, you can hire a roofer to track down the source of a leak for you. Once the leak is tracked down, you can either choose to try to repair it on your own, or you may want to hire a roofing company to ensure that the problem is fully addressed and you’re not just doing a simple fix on a more complex problem.
By hiring a roofing contractor to address the leaky roof, you can make sure the job is done right by someone who works in the roofing industry and is an expert in this field. If you suspect your roof is leaking don’t wait! Roofing companies can quickly find the source of your problem and have your roof repaired quickly, ensuring that your family, and your home, are safe from the consequences of roof damage.