If you think your roof is leaking the problem should be addressed right away. Any water damage to your roof’s structure is dangerous and puts you and your family at risk if not taken care of. Depending on the age and condition of your roof you should keep an eye out for these leaky roof signs so that you can protect your home and roof system for further damage.
Flashing is an important feature of your roofing system. It protects your roofdeck from water at any joint on your roof including the chimney and any dormers. If flashing is damaged water can seep under your shingles at the joints.
If your roof’s shingles are no longer laying flat and appear to be buckling up that’s a sign that moisture has penetrated the wood roof deck causing it to expand in the humidity and contract in colder weather. This continuous movement of the wood creates buckles in the shingles allowing even more moisture to penetrate the roof deck, which leads to a leaky roof.
Another telltale sign that your roof is susceptible to leaks is if your shingles are curled. Curled shingles occur from water absorption.They can also curl from warm air in the attic and improper ventilation. Curled shingles are dangerous because they don’t provide proper protection from moisture.
Algae growing on your roof shingles is a sign that moisture is present. Algae growth is common in roof systems that exposed to humid climates. This growth can affect the performance of your shingles and lead to a leaky roof.
If water is leaking into your home, you may eventually find water stains on your ceiling. These stains are likely to show up around vents and joins. However water can travel from the leak to another point in your home making it difficult to find the source of the leak.
If you’re not sure whether your roof is leaking give us a call and we can perform a leak analysis. We can also offer the best recommendations for repairs and fix up your roof so it’s good as new. Call or click here for a quote.