Tips for Finding a Roof Leak
Have you recently noticed a dark stain starting to appear on your ceiling? Or perhaps you have recently begun to hear a faint dripping noise but you can’t quite pinpoint the location. Subtle signs like these may be indications that your roof has a leak, but it can be maddeningly difficult to try and pinpoint the exact location of a leak. It can also be very challenging to figure out if your roof is actually leaking or if the stains and dripping noises can be attributed to something else. If you want to be able to pinpoint the location of a leak before scheduling Westlake Village roof repair services, here are a few tips you may want to use.
Inspect Your Attic
One of the best ways to pinpoint a leak is by inspecting your attic and looking for any signs of wet wood or mold. Because attics are naturally dark, it is important to bring a source of sufficient lighting with you to keep you safe and to make it easier for you to spot darker, wet areas in your attic that are sure signs of a leaky roof. If you don’t immediately see any signs of water damage but you can strongly smell mildew, keep looking until you find the source of the odor so that you know whether or not you need Westlake Village roof repair services.
Carefully Survey Your Roof From the Ground
If your shingles have a fair amount of damage, you may be able to spot the damaged area most easily from ground level. This is because you can achieve a better view of a larger area of your roof from ground level, which can help you to spot subtle damage that may be contributing to a leaky roof. If you notice that any of your shingles are buckling, or if they have lost their granules in certain areas, then water can seep past these vulnerable areas more easily and start to cause damage to the interior of your home.
If you are concerned that you may have a leaky roof, do what you can to confirm your suspicions, but then be sure to schedule Westlake Village roof repair as quickly as possible.
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