Lowcountry Roofing: Reliable Mount Pleasant SC Roofer
Your Mount Pleasant roofing system provides protection against the environment. However, like any major structural component, your roof may begin to fail as it ages. Leaks are one of the biggest indications that your roof may require some repairs.
Unfortunately, a leaking roof is not necessarily easy to detect. Many leaks start very slowly, and damage is not visible from the inside of the house unless you get hit with a rain storm. Many components that make up your home can spring a leak, including windows and siding. This can make it difficult to determine what is causing the leak, where it is coming from, and most importantly, what needs to be done to fix it before any serious damage to the roof sheathing and rafters occurs.
With that being said, there are certainly warning signs that indicate that your home may have a leak. If you are inspecting your home from the inside, a leak may show up as a brown spot on the ceiling, pealing paint and rotting or discolored wood around skylights and cracks on the ceiling. If you are inspecting the roof itself, blackening or mold present on your roof’s decking, stains on the flue of your furnace or signs of decay can indicate that your roof may have a leaking problem. Additionally, roofing debris littering your yard or granules from asphalt shingles present in the downspout can also suggest that your roof has been battered and needs some attention.
If you believe that your roof may be leaking, it is imperative that you determine where the leak is.