Bartlett Roofing What Should I Look For To Prevent Roof Leaks

Your roof protects the interior of your home from the elements, including rain, snow, and wind. It also has a significant impact on the visual appeal of your property that can increase or decrease the value of your home. While you probably don’t spend a whole lot of time thinking about your roof you should take a close look here are some warning signs you should look for:

Warning Signs of a Roof Leak

  • Do you see water stains on the ceiling or in your attic? If you notice any sort of discoloration, particularly if it’s combined with mold, this is a big sign of a leak.
  • Buckling or missing shingles could be a sign that the roof is compromised and that water is passing beneath and into the deck of the roof.
  • Look into your attic and look up, and if you see daylight or the presence of light, this is a sign there’s a leak.
  • Damaged flashing is a sign that your roof could be leaking, or that it’s highly susceptible to future leaking.

A roof leak may not seem like a big deal now. However, not addressing it immediately could create significant problems like in your home or business-like, electrical damage, mold, and it can also compromise your insulation efficiency. These are just a few of the most common side effects of waiting too long to address a leak. Most of these issues can be avoided by acting with urgency. If you see any of this sings in to give us a call for a free estimate, or we can do a free inspection for you!