Whatever the age or type of your roof, wear and tear is unavoidable. There will always be storms, long winters, and heavy winds causing inevitable leaks. Nobody wants that. Small or large, it can wreak havoc on your walls, foundation, and the exterior of your home. Catching a leak early will save you time and money.
Here are four tips to help you spot signs of roof leaks:
1. Cracked Flashing
The purpose of flashing is to create a water-resistant barrier on the vulnerable parts of your roof. The problem is that the tar that roofers often use to seal the flashing together can corrode over time. Factors such as wind and rain also cause flashing to crack prematurely.
2. Broken Shingles
If you see different-colored patches on your roof or find shingles strewn in your yard after a heavy storm, chances are you have lost some shingles. Inclement weather can cause these and invariably point to leaks in your roof.
3. Clogged Gutters
The presence of leaves sticking out of the roof gutter or the lack of water trickling out of a downspout during a rainstorm means clogged gutters. Rainwater will then pool in one area of the roof and more likely seep through cracks, resulting in a leaky roofing system.
4. Improperly Sealed Valleys
Wet spots that run along the joints of your roof suggest inadequately sealed valleys. Sometimes they may have been stepped on or have been simply eroded due to age. This can cause rainwater to run down the roof and get into your home’s interior, ultimately causing water damage.
Diamond Roofing Specialists, Inc. is the roof repair specialist you can count on to keep your roof free from nasty leaks. Since 1970, we have been providing quality work for total customer satisfaction. We serve various areas in Connecticut, including Bridgeport, New Haven, and Waterbury. Call us today at (203) 754-7884 to get a free estimate.