A leaky roof can be annoying. It can also pose a danger to the structure of your home, one that, left untreated, can be very expensive to fix.
Here at Hi-Tech, we often get calls from customers who were not aware of their leaking roof until it started raining…inside. But it is not always easy to determine whether or not the water you see in your home is the result of a problem with your roof.
Our experienced roofers are skilled at recognizing the signs of water damage caused by a leaking roof. If you see any of the following, you may be experiencing a problem with your roof.
- Stains on the Ceiling.One of the telltale signs of water damage caused by a leaking roof is stains on your ceiling. Brown, rust-colored or dark spots or areas of discoloration may be clues that the area is wet or was wet at one due to a roof leak. You may also notice the paint on your ceiling bulging or blistering as water builds up from a leak. This situation is especially dangerous, because if your ceiling becomes saturated with water, it could eventually collapse, causing thousands of dollars in property damage and injury to your family or guests.
- Mold or Mildew.Leaking water can also promote the growth of mold or mildew. Mold thrives in moist, dark areas – like your attic. If left untreated, mold spores can infiltrate your air ducts. Over time, this mold exposure can cause respiratory and other health problems. Like mold, mildew also thrives on moisture. Although mildew can be wiped away, it can cause damage and staining on your ceiling that requires remediation.
- Wall of Water.Water always moves to lower ground. This means that after it enters your home from a hole in your roof or damaged flashing, it can travel down behind your walls. This can cause paint or wallpaper to blister and peel. In some cases, it can even impact your electric switches and outlets.
- Floor Floating.Water from a roof leak can even affect your floors. After it travels through your ceiling and down through the walls, it can reach your floors and cause warping, buckling, and staining. If your floor feels wet or spongy when you walk on it, you may have a water from a roof leak pooling beneath your floors.
Do you recognize any of these signs? Then give us a call for a no cost, no obligation roof inspection. Call us toll free at 800-851-0900 for a free, no-obligation estimate.