Rain Rain, Go Away! Are you fed up with the constant rain? This is not a common problem. Floridians feel waterlogged after enduring a month of unending storms. Many feel as if they are floating in an endless sea of rain.
Heavy rain can cause more than just dampening springtime outdoor activities. It can also lead to unwanted home headaches like leaks. To minimize any damage, it is crucial to keep an eye out for roof leaks and to get them fixed as quickly as possible. Here are five methods to identify a leak.
You may have a roof leak if you notice drips, stains, or moisture on your walls. You should always investigate any moisture that appears to be going away. Persistent dampness can cause permanent damage.
A water stain can look like a big puddle on the ceiling. It is often surrounded by brown. Remember that a water spot, or stain, is the last thing you want to do. If you notice a water spot or stain, it is important to immediately identify the problem. It may not appear like this at all. Some stains are difficult to see in dark corners, while others can be small and could indicate a larger leak. You should inspect your ceiling and walls for signs of mold or moisture.
Take a moment to look outside at the roofline. What are you seeing? You may have problems where the roof meets the walls if there are any water spots. This could indicate problems with your flashing.
An exterior wall that is mossy, or moldy could indicate a problem with your gutters or downspouts. Your roofing system is incomplete without gutters or downspouts. They move water away from the roof and into the ground. You may notice signs of erosion beneath the gutters or moisture on the exterior of your building depending on the location of the leak. Clogged gutters can be reduced by adding gutter covers or repairing sagging ones.
Your roofing material could be at risk if there are missing shingles or debris in the downspouts. If your roof is becoming patchy, it’s more likely to leak over time. Even if you don’t notice any leaks inside your home, there may still be a slow leak in the crawl space or attic. Call Old Time Roofing for a roof inspection if you notice damage to your roof. This will allow you to determine the extent of any potential leaks.
This post was written by Ted Williams! Ted is the owner of A Old Time Roofing which is the premier Largo Roofing Contractor! Ted is a Master Elite Weather Stopper GAF Roofing Contractor, a double award winner of Best Steep-Slope Contractor from GAF and achiever of Master Elite Consumer Protection Excellence from GAF. He has been serving the Pinellas County area since 1978. Old Time Roofing has a tradition of quality workmanship, servicing residential and commercial properties.