Your roof is leaking! Roof leaks are problematic to even the handiest of handyman homeowners for a multitude of reasons. It is an unspoken law of the universe that roof leaks occur at the worst possible time, but they must be repaired as they can cause significant damage to your home. The effects of water damage can linger for some time after leaky roof repairs have been made; mold growth on interior surfaces can occur long after fixing a leaky roof.
It can be tricky to find the source of a water leak. Water may travel and where the damage is more than likely is not where the source of the leak is.
First things first, the conditions to observe and identify roof leaks are critical to success. It’s optimal if you’re able to see the leak as it occurs. It’s much easier to diagnose a leak and address roof repairs as the leak is active, rather than depending on the remnants of the leak (like water staining on a wall or ceiling).
If you’re unable to observe a leak during a rain or snow event, it might be time to do a water test on your roof in the suspected area with a hose. It’s essential to replicate the conditions inside the home so you are able to locate or trace the roof leak back to its point of origin.
Locating the Source of Your Roof Leak
Once you’re certain that it is a roof leak you can begin to source it. You will want to look a few feet out from where the actual damage is. Now you know exactly where to look for the source.
Common areas for water to seep in is near the chimney for example. If you find it, then you can begin to investigate repair areas and if needed assess if a professional needs to come in to do the repairs.
If you can’t find the source then you need to move on to the next thing to investigate.
It Might Not Be Your Roof!
If there does not appear to be a leak in your roof, you will want to look at your systems housed in your attic. If it does not appear to be any of those systems, then you will want to explore if moisture is collecting as condensation and then dripping down onto your ceiling.
If this sounds incredibly complex and nuanced, that’s because it is. If you’re running short on time, don’t put off roof repairs! We can save you time and prevent further damage to your home. It’s time for a professional roofing contractor to step in and protect your house from further damage by making the roof repairs needed to fix the leak.
Columbine Roofing: Completing Leaky Roof Repairs Across the Front Range
Our team is dedicated to providing fast and efficient roof repair services all of the Front Range. If you suspect your roof is leaking, or are experiencing a roof leak emergency, contact us. We are happy to come to your home and make the necessary leaky roof repairs fast!