Locating a Roof Leak

toolsThe first time your roof leaks can certainly be startling. As soon as you notice a roof leak, it is important to have it repaired to prevent any further damage from occurring. Locating the source of the leak can be a challenge, but these quick tips can help make the task easier.

The importance of acting quickly to repair a roof leak can’t be stressed enough. By the time the water has started leaking through the ceiling or down the walls, it has already penetrated through your roof covering, its underlayment, the plywood, and any ceiling insulation or attic you may have. All of these materials will likely have to be replaced, but acting quickly means that you will only have to replace the materials surrounding the immediate site of the leak. Delaying roof repairs means the water damage can spread exponentially, and so will the cost of repairs.

To start locating your roof leak, first check near the areas of the roof that are interrupted by chimneys, roof vents, and similar structures. Start above the location of the drip and work your way uphill. Common signs of a leak include mold, discoloration, or rotting material. Checking for leaks is easier with an attic, as you can access the area directly under the roof; without an attic, this task proves more difficult, but can still be accomplished.

Repairing a Roof Leak

Locating a roof leak is only the first step in repairs: let the experts do the rest! For fast, efficient roof leak repairs, call our team today at (217) 636-8071!