Roof damage can often go un-noticed, but by knowing how to spot a leak early, you could initiate repairs before it causes serious damage to your home.

5 red flags that may indicate a leaking roof:

  1. Water stains on your ceiling. Water stains look like large puddles on your ceiling and are often discoloured. They may be large or small but if you notice any discolouration at all you should check for dampness, mould and other signs of a leak.
  2. Sudden increases in energy costs. Sudden unexpected spikes in energy costs could indicate the ventilation and insulation in your roof has been compromised. This may be thanks to a leaking roof which is dampening the rafters.
  3. Water marks on your exterior walls.
  4. Missing shingles. We often look at the front of the home, but not the roof. Try to check the roof as often as possible for missing shingles especially if you’re in an area that has to tolerate storms and high wind speeds. Whether it’s one or ten missing shingles, a patchy roof is more prone to leaks so needs to be addressed as soon as possible.
  5. Loose or damaged flashing. Roof flashing is used over joints on your roof to prevent water from seeping in. Dry, cracked or improper installation of flashing is likely to lead to leaks in your roof. The earliest sign of this will be water spots where the wall meets the roof on your exterior walls.

Roofing professionals can regularly inspect your roof for leaks and spot roof damage early. When caught early enough, roof damage can often be repaired.

As well as monitoring for roof damage and leaks on your own, home owners should have their roof inspected on a regular basis by a roofing professional who can spot the signs of roof damage early.

If you suspect a leak or would like your roof checked, contact a local roof specialist such as JMZ Roof Restorations.

References:

harryhelmet.com/5-signs-that-your-roof-is-leaking/
dryhome.com/spotting-roof-damage-before-leaks-appear/

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