A roof leak, no matter how small, is a big problem. If water is dripping from the ceiling, it means your roof material, its backing, the plywood, and your attic or ceiling have already been compromised by water. Repairing roof leaks as soon as possible is important to prevent water damage from spreading, and these few quick tips will help you get a start on locating the source of a roof leak.
Beginning the Repair Process
To start, inspect the area where the water is dripping from on the inside. This proves easier in homes with attics, but can be accomplished in homes without attics with a little work. Then move to the roof, starting directly above the location of the water inside, working your way uphill. Check for discoloration, rotting material, and mold, especially near chimneys and vents.
The process of repairing a roof leak should be undertaken only by a roofing professional so areas surrounding the leak are not compromised, and to ensure your roof won’t experience problems from the repair in the future. If you are ready to retire your brigade of buckets that catch rainwater from your leaky roof, call our team today at 816-741-1941! We are the top roofing and construction team in Kansas City.