If you want to know how to find and fix roof leaks before they cause major problems for your home, you’ve come to the right place. While this is a problem that can cause large scale damage if left unchecked, most roof leaks only take minutes to fix if caught early and are not a major hassle. Here are some tips on spotting these little leaks before they cause big problems.
Why It Is Important To Catch Roof Leaks Early
Roof leaks need to be fixed immediately, even if they have yet to cause any problems or you know that you are getting a new roof within the next few years anyway. Even over a relatively short period of time, the smallest and most seemingly insignificant of leaks can lead to large problems like mold, rotted sheathing or framing, destroyed insulation, and extensive ceiling damage. It’s key to address these issues early before they lead to problems which require invasive and expensive home repairs.
How To Track Down Roof Leaks
Sometimes running water will reveal the direction of a leak, but if it doesn’t you can uncover it in other ways. Once you remove some shingles you will most likely find evidence of the leak, such as discolored felt paper, or water-stained or rotted wood. Being looking at the roof uphill from the stains to see if there are any roof penetrations, as these are most often the source of roof leaks. These penetrations include plumbing and roof vents, dormers, chimneys, or anything else which projects out of a roof.
Get In Touch With Piney Orchard Roofing Today
From our responsive, personal service to our precision estimating technology, everything we do at Piney Orchard Roofing is designed to make replacing your gutters or roof as easy, affordable, and painless as possible. By focusing strictly on roofing and the accompanying services, we’re able to offer higher-quality results at an affordable price.
We offer a 5-year labor warranty on complete roof replacements – five times the industry standard – combined with a lifetime material warranty on select products. We serve the following Maryland communities: Odenton, Crofton, Gambrills, Severna Park, Annapolis, Arnold, Severn, Millersville, Davidsonville, Crownsville, Riva, Edgewater, and more.
Need help with your Maryland roof? Contact us online or call (410) 618-0804 to schedule your consultation and roofing estimate! You can also stay connected with us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, and our blog.