While a roof leak seems like a minor issue, not fixing it immediately can result in significant structural damage to your home or office building and can even negatively affect your health due to ceiling mold. However, roof leaks are not so simple to diagnose.
The following are the telltale signs that you have a roof leak:
- Water stains on the ceiling. Unless there is plumbing in your attic, the most reasonable explanation for pooling water on your ceiling is a leak.
- Missing or damaged shingles. Even though missing or damaged shingles are not caused by leaks, it means that your roof is not completely weatherproof. Damaged shingles or missing sections can result in water penetrating your roof and getting inside the attic, leading to a variety of issues.
- Missing or damaged flashing. Flashing is used to reinforce and seal vulnerable areas in the roof. So, if the flashing is either damaged or missing, your roof is vulnerable to allowing water to leak through those areas.
In all of these instances, it is imperative that you call a roof repair company immediately before the leak evolves into a more damaging and expensive problem. As a premier roofing company that is accredited by the Better Business Bureau®, our professional roofers at Elite Roofing & Consulting and adequately investigate the source of the leak and perform the necessary repairs to prevent it from ever happening again.
If you are experiencing a leaky roof in your home or office building, do not hesitate to contact our Midlothian roofing company and schedule an appointment today. We are available 24/7 to answer your call!