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9 Tell-Tale Signs of an Imminent Roof Leak

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We’ve all heard of it: A huge rainstorm is fast-approaching your city. Your roof has taken a beating over the years and you fear that this time the water will penetrate through. Just as you’ve guessed, water begins leaking through your roof and into your home.

You hastily find some containers to manage the multiple points of chaos: buckets, bowls, cans and anything else that hold water. Thankfully, nothing has dripped on your new and fancy 4K television, but you don’t want to take your chances when the next large rainfall hits your home.

When it comes to a roof leak, the range of frustration differs greatly. From a minor annoyance to complete chaos. Luckily, here are 9 tell-tale warnings that you can look out for before that *something* hits the fan. Wouldn’t want water to hit that, right?

  1. Algae and/or moss growth
    • A cool climate with a bit of moisture is the perfect environment for algae or moss to grow inside your roof. If you see any of these growing, there’s a good chance that you have a roof leak.
  2. Curling Shingles
    • This could have been caused by improper nailing or insufficient ventilation inside your attic.
  3. Damaged Flashing
    • There are a number of reasons why this may have occurred. From improper installations to weathering, or the settling of your home’s foundation. This is one of the most prominent causes of roof leaks.
  4. Missing Shingles
    • Shingles that have flown off of your roof can be caused by improperly nailed shingles and have been taken off by high winds. Shingles are your first line of defence against roof leaks and should be replaced as soon as possible.
  5. Rotting
    • Moisture absorbed and retained by shingles will cause them to rot, wearing away the integrity and life expectancy
  6. Ceiling Spots
    • A sign that indicates that your roof is indeed leaking. Seek a specialist that can inspect your attic.
  7. Missing Shingle Granules
    • Shingle granules provides your shingles protection against UV rays. Bare spots on your shingles will cause the sun to deteriorate your shingles, leaving roof leak vulnerabilities for your home.
  8. Buckling Shingles
    • Shingles that are buckling are caused by poorly installed underlayment or when new shingles are installed over old ones.
  9. Blisters
    • Blistering is caused by excess moisture from poor drainage or ventilation.

So then, what’s the next step? Contact one of our specialists that know how to repair damages and maintain the best conditions for your roof. Renoteck offers a 24/7 roofing emergency service for anyone caught in this situation and needs immediate assistance. Would you like to learn more? Call us at 1-877-235-9224 or head over to the emergency roofing service page for more information.

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