When looking after your home’s roof, finding a leak can be very terrible. There can be many causes of roof leaks so the means in finding them can vary as well. But, if there’s one thing in common among leaking roofs, it is the fact that they are already deteriorating.
Is your roof already in its twenties? The age of your roof should be the first thing to consider when looking for signs of leaks. Asphalt shingles typically last for around 20 to 30 years. If your roof is reaching the end of its lifespan, regular professional roof inspections must be carried out.
In this article, we have gathered the most common signs of roof leaks to watch out for
1. Water stains
The most obvious sign of leaks are water stains on the walls and ceiling. This could be the first thing you’ll notice in a leaking roof. The worst mistake a homeowner could do is to cover up the stain and not repair the damage that caused the water leak.
2. Damaged or Missing Shingles
The roof is exposed to all extreme conditions making it highly susceptible to damage. The shingles can go missing or bent due to these harmful conditions. When there are damaged or missing shingles on your roof, it is best to call in a professional roofer for necessary repair or replacement before it gets worse.
3. Clogged gutters
When there are trees around your home, chances are, debris pile up on your roof and that includes the gutters. When the gutters get clogged, water has no other way out. Water tends to move toward your roof when the gutters get clogged. This leads to water damages on your roof over time.
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