2 Signs Of A Leaky Roof

If you suspect your roof is leaking, you need to make sure that you get it repaired as quickly as possible. The longer you wait, the worse the water damage will be to your house, and the worse the damage to your roof will be. That will take more money and more work to fix. To pinpoint the leak and the damage, the best thing you can do is call a roofer to come out and climb up on your roof so that they can evaluate the damage and tell you what needs to be done. You can do some things that will help with the matter and help the roofer know where to look when checking out your roof, including trying to figure out where the leak is. There are several ways you can do that.  

Look For Moss

You can walk around the outside of your house and look to see if you can see any moss growing on the walls or the eaves. Moss needs water to grow and thrive, so if you see some in any particular area, it can be a sign that your roof is leaking there. You may also see algae in the area, which is also a sign of water damage since algae can't grow in a place without any water. 

Rusty Stains

Once you have looked around outside your house, it's time to see if you can figure out what's going on inside. You should be looking for brown or rusty looking water stains on your ceiling and the tops of your walls. Keep in mind that water tends to travel along the path of least resistance. That means the spot where you see the water stains may not necessarily where the water is getting in because the water could've run along a beam or a pipe to get to where it shows on your ceiling. Knowing where it is showing up in your house can give the roofing contractor a good idea of where to start looking when they climb up on your roof. 

If you are worried about your roof leaking, you need to make sure that you are doing everything you can to deal with that leak. The longer you let it go, the more damage will happen. Likewise, this also means it's going to cost you more money to fix it and the roofer will have to spend more time to finish the repairs. 

For more information, contact a roof repair service.