If during a big storm, you have to litter your floor with buckets and pots to catch drips from the ceiling, you have a major leak in your roof! Leaking roofs caused by storms can eventually leak through to your indoor ceilings and require additional plumbing repair needs if you don’t get your roof repaired after a storm. Every time it rains and you don’t fix your leaking roof, the hole grows bigger and bigger, eventually becoming so large that replacing your roof altogether would be cheaper than repairing it. You won’t even be able to qualify for storm damage roof repair because you waited so long after multiple storms to finally fix your roof. Having some roof maintenance knowledge can save you thousands of dollars in repairs and prevent hassles like roof leak repair. Here are some signs that your roof is leaking:
How To Spot a Roof Leak
- Go into your attic and stand where the drip in the ceiling was coming from. Look up and see if you see any wetness along the rafters, insulation, or decking of the attic.
If you see light shining through your roof, that is a good indicator of where a hole is.
- Is your roof missing shingles or flashing? Exposed roofing materials makes it extremely easy for water to seep through your roof decking.
- Water stains on the ceiling, walls, or decking.
- Algae or moss growing on the outside of your home is a great indicator of a wet spot on your roof.
Roof leaks lead to mold, wood rot, water stains, and annoying drips. Getting your roof repaired as soon as you find a leak in in your best interest. If you have a leaking roof caused by a storm and need roof leak repair in Wilkes-Barre, Kingston, and Nanticoke, PA, call the roofers at Independent Construction at (570) 266-8208 today.