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How Can I Tell Where My Roof Is Leaking?

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No matter how big or how small, a roof leak can lead to serious property damage and health concerns for you and your family. Here’s how to tell if and where your roof is leaking and ways to get it fixed as quickly as possible.

5 Signs Your Roof Is Leaking

If you think your roof is leaking, you’ve probably noticed at least one or two of the following signs:

  1. Dripping water
  2. Water stains on the ceiling
  3. Bulges on the walls
  4. A musty odor
  5. Missing or deformed shingles

While these may be indicators you leak, it may be a bit hard to tell exactly where the leak is coming from.

Locating the Source of Your Roof Leak

If your property has an attic, start by searching there for the leak. Look for water stains, black marks, or mold along the rafters. Sometimes it’s hard to visually determine the source of the leak. In this case, you should have your roof inspected by a professional.

Quick DIY Roof Leak Repairs

If you have discovered the source of your leak and it is small, there are a few at-home remedies you can try to slow your leaky roof:

  1. Caulk – Fill small gaps around your chimney, vent, or window with caulk to prevent water from seeping inside.
  2. Replacing Vent Boots – A damaged plumbing vent boot could also be the cause of a leak. Fortunately, the necessary replacement parts are sold at most home improvement stores.

Call a Roof Leak Repair Expert

Ultimately, the best way to fix a roof leak is to call a professional. A qualified roofing expert will be able to inspect your roof to determine the size and cause of the leak and recommend repairs that will have your home protected and leak-free in no time.

Professional Roofing Services in Central Florida

RBS Construction & Roofing has been operating in Orlando, Florida for more than 35 years. Our team of veteran craftsmen provides affordable and high-quality roof installations and repairs throughout the Central Florida area. To schedule your inspection, call RBS Roofing today at (689) 304-9605.