THREE TIPS FOR LOCATING ROOF LEAKS

No matter how small a roof leak is, it can cause severe damage to your home if you don’t find the remedy on time. Roof leaks on your house could as a result of rotten decking, missing shingles and flashing and gaps around the chimney and skylights. You need to have a regular professional inspection for your home because it is the best way to prevent roof leaks. A special inspection should also be made after a storm. Here are some tips to help you locate roof leaks on time.

  • Inspect for damage after a storm

Most roof damages occur during a storm. You should therefore do a thorough inspection of your home and property after a storm passes. Check for shingle granules in the downspouts and gutter and also inspect for any missing shingles.

  •  Inspect your ceiling.

Water collects on the ceiling in most cases whenever a roof leaks. Monitor for yellow or brown stains on your ceiling which are indicators of roof leak.

  • Check the attic for water.

Go to the attic when it is still raining and use a flashlight the check for falling water. If you find water falling, mark that point so that you can carry out repairs afterwards.