How to Find a Leak?

How often do you find yourself looking at your ceiling? We understand as homeowners; sometimes leaks do not show until the damage has done significant damage to your ceiling. This is why we recommend you get your roof inspected every year.

You know the roof is bad if shingles are missing or damaged, or when water stains the ceiling or walls. The goal is to find the leak before the entire roof goes bad.

Identifying the exact location of roof leaks in the attic.

If you have an attic, the easiest way to spot the leak is to up there on a rainy day. Water will reflect light, so bring a flashlight along. Once you locate the source of the water, mark the area. On a nice day, have a helper tap on the mark while you’re on the roof. After you pinpoint the location on the exterior of the roof, apply roofing cement or new shingles as needed.

If you don’t have an attic or can’t find the source of the leak, you can check several places for problems with moisture or damage:

  • Boots, the rubber seals that are around the electric service and plumbing vent pipes, air vents, and exhaust fan flashing.
  • Ridge cap
  • Flashing
  • Gaskets around pipes
  • Shingles
  • Gutters and downspouts
  • Dormer valleys

Our service specialists can take care of all your leak repairs and roof replacements. We work with homeowners who need guidance through their home insurance.