If you suspect that you have a leaky roof, you’ll want to make sure you address and repair the leak as soon as possible. A leaky roof can cause serious structural damage to your roof and your home, so it’s important not to ignore the issue. Finding the source of the leak is usually the most difficult part, while the fix is often a quick one as long as there hasn’t been too much structural damage. Even a minor leak can cause some serious damage, like rotted frames or damaged insulation and ceilings.
So, how do you spot a leaky roof and quickly resolve the issue?
1. Obvious Signs
The most noticeable sign of a leaking roof is the appearance of water stains that extend across ceilings or run down your walls. If you have a water drip, that could indicate a leaky roof too.
While running water or stains may tell you that you have a leak, it won’t tell you exactly where it is.
To locate the leak on a tiled roof, look for discoloured paper or water stained wood and track the leak to the source from there.
2. Tricks of Sloping Roofs
If you have a sloped roof, the location of water probably isn’t the location of the leak, as the water will travel downhill. Check uphill from the stains, and look for any damage, such as cracks in the plumbing, vents, or your chimney. Water most often leaks through these protrusions, rather than through Tiles.
If you can’t find a leak or you don’t know how to fix it, pick up the phone and call our team. Aspect Roofing is one of the best roofing contractors in Auckland. Contact us today to find out more and get an obligation-free quote to replace your roof.