Signs That Your Roof is Leaking
Without the roof, you wouldn’t have a home. It is sad to note how some people treat their roofs casually and only attend to them when they see physical signs of water leaks. By this time, the damage is already done and you are likely to spend a lot of money on the repairs.
However, there will always be signs to warn you about roof leaks, and knowing how to identify these signs is vital in enhancing the longevity of your roof. Some of the signs to watch out for are as follows-:
Water spots on the ceilings
The presence of water spots on the ceiling is a sure indication that the roof has a leak, but a very tricky and a difficult one to find. This is because such leaks never drip down and they may be from a very tiny section of the roof. The antidote to this is to call for immediate roof inspection to identify and seal the leak.
Water spots on the exterior walls
Just as water spots on the ceilings, water spot on the exterior walls is another indication of a leak, especially in places where the roof meets the wall. Again, this should be treated with a lot of seriousness since it has the potential of damaging the entire wall, leading to extensive and expensive structural repairs.
Cracking shingles may occur due to worn out granules and they need to be replaced immediately, failure to which they will provide a through pass for water during the rainy seasons, leading to massive water leaks. You may not know how to identify if the shingles are worn out hence you need to call roofing experts to have a look at them and advice you accordingly.
Sounds from the roof during windy weather
When you hear noise coming from the roof during strong winds, then the integrity of the roof may have been compromised. Either the shingles are loose or other supporting structures have been weakened. If not attended to in good time, you will soon be having a leaking roof.