Lowcountry Roofing: Experienced Summerville SC Roofer
Very few things are as unsightly as seeing water stains on your ceiling or running down the wall. In addition to being unattractive, these water stains are often indicative of a much larger problem: a roof leak. One of the most difficult parts about fixing a leak in your roof is first finding where the leak is coming from. Once the leak is located, repairs are often easy to do. In many cases homeowners will use the services of a Summerville roofing contractor to help them with this work.
However, for those who want to do the work on their own, we are going to review some of the simple steps that can be taken in order to find a roof leak. It should be noted that for individuals who live in areas where there is heavy snowfall and cold weather during the winter, their leak may be the result of an ice dam.
Regardless of the reason for the leak, they should be dealt with immediately. Leaks that exist even for a short time can cause big, long-term problems. These problems would include mold growth, rotting framing and the destruction of insulation and ceilings. When dealt with right away, many roof repairs are inexpensive. However, when allowed to continue for a year or two, the cost for repairs increases dramatically.
The most obvious way to identify the source of a water leak in the roof is to look for running water. However, if the location of the leak is not evident, the next step would be to begin removing shingles in the area where the leak is suspected. What the little bit of detective work, the source of the leak can often be tracked down. Telltale signs of a leak would be discolored felt paper, wood that is water stained or even rotted.