Roof leaks are one of the most common things that happens in residential homes after storm damage and heavy rainfall. If you are trying to pinpoint a roof leak in your home, the team at RenewPro Roofing LLC has put together some professional roof inspector tricks you can try on your own. Once you find your home’s roof leaks, it is important to get it repaired as soon as possible! Do not let a simple roof repair turn into a large roof replacement. Get your water damage under control as soon as possible.
Look for Visual Water Damage
If you have a spot in your home that has visual water damage, that is a great spot to start when trying to find the actual roof leak. When heavy rain falls it normally collects in one area and creates a stain on your ceiling that will look discolored or brown. If you notice your roof is sagging, that means there is an abundance of water collected in this one area. Your roof leak may be located directly above this spot.
Inspect Your Attic
The next step you should take when looking for your roof damage is to get above your home’s water damage and look in the attic. It is important to bring a flashlight since most attic spaces are dark. You may get lucky and see where the water is dripping directly from your roofing structure, but if the water has since dried up it may be harder to identify where the problem is located in your attic.
Eyeball Your Roof
Climbing up on your roof is not always recommended. If you cannot do this safely, it is time to call in the roofing professionals. If you are able to get up on your roof and you can noticeably see the damage done to your roofing structure, it is important to cover the affected area as soon as possible. This will help prevent further water from getting into your home and causing more issues.
Take off Your Roof Shingles
Do not worry if you are still lost in trying to figure out why your roof is leaking. Your roof structure may need the shingles removed. Do not try this by yourself without having a plan on how to properly protect your home. An even better idea would be for you to call RenewPro Roofing LLC for a free roof inspection and estimate service. We will happily fix any storm damage that has happened to your home.
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