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A Quick Guide on Fixing a Leaking Roof

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Roof Leaks, A Quick Guide on Fixing a Leaking Roof

If you suspect your home to have a leaking roof, then your household may already have a lot of problems. What you need to do is to find the leak and fix it as soon as possible.

The longer for you to eliminate a leaking roof, the more damage it will cause.

To give you an idea, did you know that mold can start to grow on moist, damp surfaces within 48 hours? Mold can grow all over your house from the ceiling to the floor. It may cause serious respiratory problems and trigger allergic reactions. Removing mold can give you a really hard time so it’s best to avoid its growth.

Aside from the growth of molds, water damage can cause your home’s structure to deteriorate.

Since we don’t want any of these to happen, we will now be discussing how to find the roof leak and fix it.

Here are some signs to look for when locating the roof leak.

 Visible water dripping from the ceiling

 Dark areas on the ceiling or walls

 Paint bubbling/ Peeling paint

 Damp area around the vents

 Clogged gutters

 Curling/ Loose shingles

 Damaged flashing

Tip #1: The first and most important tip is to never try to fix the leaking roof when it’s raining.

Tip #2: Begin searching in the attic.

Tip #3: Watch out for any discoloration on the surface caused by water.

Tip #4: Mark the stains in the inside and check whether you can see from the exterior the source of the leaking roof.

Tip #5: Proceed on water testing your roof for leaks. Water testing involves two persons.

One will have to be outside with a hose running water on the roof. The other one will have to check around the attic to identify the area where there are water leaks.

Tip #6: If you are not quite confident in doing all these, and you’re worried about your safety, don’t hesitate to ask a professional roofing company for assistance.

Be confident in having your leaking roof fixed by getting help from RENCO Roofing. We have been in the business since 2004. With our quality workmanship and products, we are confident that we will be able to provide the right solution for your roof.

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