Lowcountry Roofing: Reliable Summerville SC Roofing
They usually come out of nowhere. You have a particularly rainy winter, and the next thing you know, your kitchen floor is covered in water. Leaky Summerville roofing can be a major problem for many homeowners for several reasons. First of all, a small leak can lead to major damage if it isn’t taken care of quickly. The water can lead to mold inside the insulation, wood rot, shorting of electrical appliances and more. Because of this, it is important to find the leak as soon as possible. Given the size of most roofs, finding the leak is the hardest part, while repairing it tends to be relatively simple.
The first step in finding a leak is to watch for signs that you may have one. Discolored spots on your ceiling and walls, or walls that are damp to the touch and slightly bulging out can be indicative of a leak. When you notice these signs, that’s when it is time to take the next step and start looking for the specific location of the leak.
Start by climbing onto the roof and looking downhill towards the area of the leak. Keep an eye out for any items that might have penetrated the roof, like roof vents, piping, even a large stick. Weak places in the roof are the most common cause of leaks. Most roofs will not form a leak with uninterrupted shingles, even if they are older.