7 Signs Your Roof May Be Leaking — Take Action Before Water Damage Ensues

roof leakA leaking roof can cause severe damage to your home, which will in turn be costly to fix. Major leaks can result in structural damage, water damage to your possessions and even mold and mildew growth. This means that even the smallest of leaks should be fixed right away. The best way to do this is by hiring a professional water damage restoration and mold remediation service. The following are seven signs of a leaking roof that you should be sure to check for: 

  1. A loss of granules – The granules in your roof’s shingles often become loose due to exposure to severe weather as well as age. Once shingles begin losing their granules, the roof will begin deteriorating faster.
  1. Buckling shingles – Your roof’s shingles can begin buckling due to hot air from the attic, a sign of poor ventilation that can lead to moisture build up.
  1. The growth of mold or mildew – If mold begins to grow on the roof or inside the home, it’s often due to a leaky roof. Let mold grow and it can eventually cause serious structural damage.
  1. Roof rot – Roof rot means that your roof is quickly deteriorating, which means your home will become much more susceptible to water damage due to potential leaks.
  1. Damaged skylights – Damaged or improperly installed skylights can easily lead to rain water leaking into the home.
  1. Damaged flashing – If the flashing is either damaged or improperly sealed against your roof, it will make it much easier for water to seep into the house.
  1. Damp ceilings – If you can see damp spots in the ceiling, such as in the corners or middle sections, then odds are you have a leaky roof.

Contact us at Rytech to repair your leaking roof today.

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