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Roof Leaks: 3 Signs and Solutions

September 14, 2017 at 10:50 AM

 

Roof Leaks: 3 Signs and Solutions 

 

Small roof leaks can become a larger problem if you don’t catch them soon enough. Roof evaluations should be conducted by a roofing professional every six or seven years to identify small problems. This can prevent leaks from weakening wood and causing interior leaks in living spaces. When professionals such as H & S Roofing and Gutters of Charlotte, NC inspect your roof, it can save money and prevent more extensive roofing damage.

Look for these 3 signs that your roof may be have a leak and ways to avoid future leaks. The professionals at H & S Roofing and Gutters can answer questions about your roof and help repairing roof leaks in the Charlotte, NC area.

 

1. Watermarks

If obvious watermarks appear on your ceilings or walls of the interior living space of your home, it may be due to a roofing leak. Shingles that are not properly secured can sometimes allow water to pass into the interior living space. These areas need to be inspected properly by a roofing professional to avoid extensive water damage.

 

2. Shingles

If your shingles are raised, missing, loose, discolored, curled, or have wide gaps between them, there is a higher risk that leaks will occur. Sometimes nails securing the shingles to the roof need to be hammered down completely or recaulked to prevent leaks. Contact H & S Roofing and Gutters to evaluate and repair shingle damage. 

 

3. Gutters 

If granules appear in the gutters or the gutter downspout exit area, it may indicate roof damage. Granules are the gritty particles found on shingles to protect roofs from severe weather. Finding some granules in gutters or downspout areas is normal, but finding an excessive amount is an indication that the shingles are losing their weather-protectant material and are susceptible to leaks. Check your gutters and downspout areas for granules to determine if your shingles are weathered and need replacement.

Identifying smaller leak issues and finding solutions early will cost less than replacing an entire roof. H & S Roofing of Gutters of Charlotte, NC suggests identifying and fixing smaller problems before they become larger ones. Neglecting to evaluate the condition of your roof puts your home at risk for extensive leak damage. H & S Roofing and Gutters has been serving the Charlotte, NC and surrounding areas for over 70 years. Let these roofing specialists help prevent leaks from damaging your home today! 

 



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