How To Find A Leak In Your Home’s Roof
A leak within your home roof might have lasting consequences for you and your family. It could cause thousands of dollars worth of damage while impacting your home HVAC efficiency. This is why it’s so important to learn how to pinpoint a leak within your roof. Our team has all the details in this latest post as we present four tips for finding a leak in your home roof.
Look for patches on the wall or ceiling
Oftentimes, one of the first clear signs that your home has experienced a roof leak is darker patches on the wall or ceiling. This could mean there’s a leak within the roof that’s allowing water into the structural areas of the property
Take a look at the roof structure
One important process for analyzing potential roof leaks is to review the tiles on the roof for signs of damage. Oftentimes, branches and other debris can knock tiles off the roof. This can allow water inside the home and create the conditions for an extensive home leak. Make sure you carefully use your ladder to review the exterior of the roof for signs of tile chipping and other structural issues.
After heavy rain, check the attic
You can improve your chances of finding the leak by conducting a thorough inspection of your home during and after a rain storm. Begin the investigatory process in the attic and look for signs of water being allowed through the home roof. Be careful not to step through the ceiling area and watch for other obstructions such as nails and wood that might impede your movement.
Spray potential problem areas with the hose
Have one person stand at the roof with a hose and then ask that they spray the roof with water at half pressure. Then, stand in the living space below the roof. The person on the roof should spray uphill of any wet spots in the ceiling and then make their way across the roof spraying a small amount of water. Notify the person on the roof at the first signs of moisture entering the property.
Get professional help.
The roof leak detection process should be ideally left to the professionals. If you don’t have experience in leak detection and would prefer a specialist take on the problem, call our team at Royal York Roofing. We’re available around the clock to address all home leak challenges!