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How to Spot a Roof Leak Before It Gets Worse

One of the most common telltale signs of a roof leak is water spots on your ceiling. Detecting a roof leak early is essential for preserving the structural integrity of your home and preventing water damage. 

By paying close attention to the signs of a leak, you can safeguard your home against the damaging effects

In this blog post, we’ll discuss what signs indicate a leaky roof and what to do if you come across a leak. 

How to spot a roof leak
Water spots overhead? It's time to investigate before things worsen.

Signs your roof might be leaking

The most obvious signs of a leaky roof are water stains. While water stains may seem harmless, they could indicate a bigger problem. 

Moisture spots on your ceiling are discolored and streaky in appearance. Look for water spots on your ceiling near chimneys. If there is significant water damage it could be an indication there are issues with the shingles and flashing. 

Another major sign of water damage is the mold and mildew smell. Mold and mildew thrive in damp environments. If your nose detects a musty smell near the attic, it could be alerting you to a potential leak. Check to see if there are any puddles or water droplets visible. 

Inspect your roof for any visible signs of damage, such as cracked, missing, curled, or broken shingles, as well as worn flashing or deteriorated roofing materials. These vulnerabilities can create entry points for water to seep into your home.

What should I do if I notice a leak in my roof?

One of your first steps should be to examine your attic thoroughly. Check for any signs of water stains, damp insulation, or visible light entering through cracks or holes in the roof. 

After you have confirmed your suspicions, it’s time to call the professionals. You will want to find a dependable roofing company that offers free roof inspections. After a thorough inspection, they will be able to provide a solution to repair your roof damage and protect your home from further damage.

At Ken-Z Roofing, we offer a comprehensive 12-Point Inspection and provide free estimates. We’ve been helping homeowners like you repair and replace their roofs for the past three decades. So call Ken-Z and be worry-free at 815-395-8244 


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