Top Signs of Roof Damage
Drip, drip, drip. Pots and pans are meant for cooking, not collecting water dripping from the ceiling. While a drip may be the first sign you notice of a roof leak, the leak may have penetrated the roof quite some time ago because water may collect in an attic space before finally breaking through the ceiling and disrupting dinner. Since roof leaks are not always noticeable as soon as they occur there's a good reason to always have annual roof inspections conducted by a professional roofer.
Many roof leaks are caused by foul weather events, including heavy rain, high winds and hail. If you notice any signs of a roof leak or other roof damage contact, such as the following, call a professional residential roofer to have the the problem repaired before more serious damage is done.
Physical roof drip
If you felt water dripping from the ceiling then the best place to look first would be directly above the leak. However if your roof is slanted, like most residential roofing, then the water may be traveling down the slope before dripping.
Check for attic water damage
Water could potentially collect in an attic for weeks or months before penetrating the ceiling if a roof leak is present. If you notice mold or a black spot above your head, grab a flashlight and head into the attic to inspect the issue. If water damage is found call a roofer right away.
Missing or broken shingles
Can you see missing or damaged shingles, exposed roofing tack or any other obvious signs of roof distress? This is an obvious sign that your roof is in need of attention and you should contact a roofer today to find out if minor repair or a roof replacement is necessary.
Damaged roof penetrations
Regularly check areas of penetration, such as pipes, vents and chimneys, for roof damage, especially after storms. These areas are often subject to damage more easily during high wind events as they may be hit with debris, causing the shingles to shift.
A roof leak can end up causing significant damage to your home if not dealt with as soon as it becomes apparent. The structural integrity of your home could be compromised if the leak is not stopped. While it is great if you can spot the damaged area to point your roofer in the right direction always call a pro to conduct any repairs or for help identifying the source of the leak. For expert roof repair in Fort Wayne or the neighboring communities contact the pros at Old Fort Roofing. We'd be more than happy to assist with any roof repairs deemed necessary following a professional inspection. Give us a call at (260) 408-6759 to learn more or to request an estimate from our team of professional Fort Wayne roofers.
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Written and Published By MORBiZ
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