The roof is a properties first defence against torrential weather and wear and tear related damage which means that homeowners should ensure that they provide it with the maintenance that it requires. After all, a roof is a man-made implementation which means that it will gradually degrade. With this said, a leak can infiltrate even the most well-cared for properties and recognising the signs of an active leak can help prevent excessive damage and an extortionate repair bill. Read on to find out more about the signs of a leaky roof…
Contrary to belief, a leaky roof is not only visible from the outside as many property owners tend to seek the opinion of an experienced roofer after spotting internal damage. After all, water can affect the inside a property when it manages to enter through a leak and this can lead to the formations of water spots on the ceiling or walls. In fact, these patches tend to be ringed with a brown colour.
Depending on the severity of a leak, it is entirely possible for homeowners to actually notice an active ceiling leak that requires the implementation of buckets in order to protect the rest of the property. With this said, some leaks can be temporary and may even be caused by a blocked gutter or ice dam which can give homeowners a false sense of security. As a result, it is vital that any form of moisture is investigated promptly in order to exclude or repair an active leak.
In order for a leak to occur, there must be a gap in the roof of a property that allows moisture to enter. As a result, the discovery of missing shingles, particularly in large quantities, should be rectified sooner rather than later as many leaks are often found months after they start and come with thousands of pounds worth of internal and external damage to repair. After all, regular repair work can help prevent a leak and secure a homeowners’ bank balance, however missing shingles should always be investigated.
Here at The Home and Gardens, we believe that a roof is one of the most important aspects of a property. With this said, a lack of maintenance or sheer neglect of one’s responsibilities can lead to a serious leak that may affect the structure of a property both inside and out. To find out more information about spotting the signs of a leaky roof, get in contact with the industrial roofing experts at Valent Roofing today!