Your roof protects you, your family, and your belongings from the elements. At least it’s supposed to. Sometimes your roof can become worn or damaged, resulting in leaking, a damp attic, and gross water spots. That’s why it’s so important to pay attention to what your house and roof are telling you. By knowing the warning signs, you can get the roof leak repair you need before the damage spreads. If ignored too long, a full roof replacement may be required. Here are five signs you should watch out for.
1. Water Stains on Walls and Ceiling
Do you have water stains forming on your walls or ceiling? This can be a huge indicator that you need roof repair. Stains can be painted over, but you don’t want to do that until you’ve fixed what’s causing them and checked for damage.
2. Damaged or Peeling Paint
Not all water leaks will result in discoloration. Sometimes water will run behind paint instead. This will cause unsightly peeling or blistering, and is a clear sign water is getting into your home from somewhere. You want to address this as quickly as possible.
3. Presence of Algae and Moss
The outside of your roof can tell you a lot about the potential for leakage. When your roof has spots covered by algae or moss, it indicates your roof is retaining water. This can be problematic because the water your roof retains will gradually seep into its structure and cause permanent damage. Prolonged damage may require full roof replacement.
4. Buckling, Broken, or Missing Shingles
The shingles on your roof prevent water from entering your home. Overtime, they can become weakened and damaged, resulting in buckling and breaking. Sometimes extreme weather can also cause shingles to fly off. Issues with shingles will absolutely result in water entering your home.
5. Damaged Flashing
Flashing is the material used to add protection against leaking and reinforce areas of your roof like your chimney and skylights. Overtime, it’s possible for flashing to rust and break. When this happens, water can seep into cracks and sneak into your home.
Call Tile Pro Roofing for Expert Roofing Services
Is your home telling you it’s time for roof leak repair? Tile Pro Roofing is here to help with all your roofing needs. Visit our website to learn about our services or call (425)224-3539 to get your free quote today.
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Edited by Justin Vorhees