While you might think a roof leak should be pretty obvious to spot, sometimes they aren’t noticeable. Here are some tips on what you should look for when searching for a roof leak.
When a roof is leaking, there are a few tells that will let you know that an issue has arisen. Be sure to be on the lookout for:
- Damp smells in some of the rooms in your house
- Water stains
- Shingles on your roof that have moved out of place, are warped or have gone missing.
If you see or smell any of those issues, it’s good to make sure by doing these three things:
Check Out The Attic
Checking the attic is the best way to get a clear look at the area right under your roof. Be sure to bring along a flashlight when you go. Be cautious when you’re inspecting up there if your attic doesn’t have flooring – you could put your foot through the ceiling! When inspecting inside the attic, it’s best to move from each joist cautiously. While you’re up there, look for any dark spots. Mold is going to be made more apparent than some places that might’ve been wet at some point.
Check Your Insulation For Damag
The insulation in your attic might help lead you to the source of the issue. If you find any damage to the insulation, make sure to remove it and the pieces around it to create a trail to the leak. Be sure to stay safe while working with insulation, and wear the recommended safety gear.
Get Your Roof Repaired
The longer you wait, the more damage that can happen to your house. The sooner, the better with any water damage. Most of the time, these are small fixes. The repair can usually be done by fixing a few shingles. If you don’t feel comfortable doing it on your own, it is always advised to contact a professional to do the job. Contacting an expert will ensure that the issue is resolved.
For all of your roofing needs, give Destin Roofing a call today.