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Steps to Find a Leak in Your Roof

The smallest roof leak can cause damage to your home, so here are some steps to find a leak in your roof. Unfixed leaks can lead to mold growth, which is not only gross, but potentially harmful as well. You should fix your roof leak as soon as possible by finding its source and finding its solution. Handyman Repair It is a local company that offers expert handyman services and are here to help.


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Follow these steps to find your leak fast and get it repaired quickly.


The First Step to Finding Roof Leaks


Roof leaks are usually detected by the sight and sound of dripping water. Whether it rains or not, there are other signs to watch out for. A few of these are:


• Rooms with musty odors.


• You have water stains on your ceiling.


• You have spots on the exterior of your home.


• Walls with bulging patches.


• Warped or missing shingles.


It is possible that any of these signs indicate a leak somewhere in your roof. The first place where you notice a leak might not tell you exactly where it is. You need to investigate further for that.


The second step is to check your attic


You can find your roof leak by climbing up to your attic with a flashlight. Make sure you watch where you step so you don't rip a hole in the ceiling. The rafters and roof sheathing should be checked for water stains, mold, or black marks.


Exposed nails can sometimes cause small water stains. At night, moisture condenses on the nails when the cold air in the attic meets the moisture from the floors below. The moisture melts during the day when the temperatures rise. The nail can easily be clipped with a pair of pliers below the head.


The third step is to make it rain


If you can't find your roof leak after a quick inspection, it's time to do the rain dance. Stay inside the house near the spot where the leak was first noticed with a helper. Once that's done, go up on your roof with a garden hose and soak your roof section by section. Whenever you see a drip, tell your helper to shout.


Slowly move from one section to another, spending several minutes in each. Identifying the leak's source will help narrow it down. When your helper sees a drip but can't pinpoint where it's coming from, tear off the shingles in the suspected location. Water stains and rotting wood will become evident quickly.


It is always wise to call a professional if you are noticing a roof leak because it could involve extensive structural damage. Handyman Repair It has years of experience and can help you to identify the extent of your roof leak and provide repair estimates. Review our website for more information about the services we provide and contact us today for expert help.

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