Identify Roof Leaks Early to Avoid Big Problems Later

March 8, 2015 - Roof
Identify Roof Leaks Early to Avoid Big Problems Later
It’s the dry(ish) season in the Pacific Northwest, so now is the time to identify roof leaks or areas that may expose your interior to moisture before we head into the wetter fall days.
Your best chance for identifying a leaky roof early is to know the areas of your roof that are most likely to be susceptible to leaking. Those areas include skylights, chimney flashing, and roof vents.
While you may have to wait for some rain to identify an existing leak, lucky for residents of the Northwest, you don’t have to wait too long. You can also have someone water the roof with a hose from the ground where you suspect a leak may exist.
Since the source of a leak isn’t always straight above the dripping, you should go into your attic to identify where the water is entering your home. If you don’t have a leaky roof, great!
Here are a couple ways you can prevent leakes from happening anytime soon:
➣ Remove branches – If you have trees next to your home, keep them off your roof. Tree branches can shake roof shingles loose. This holds true for any foreign objects on your roof, so do your best to keep it free and clear.
➣ Remove moss – Moss doesn’t just look bad on your roof, it can cause serious damage. Once a moss treatment is performed and the moss dies, it can be removed from your roof with a pressure washer.
If you spot a leak in your roof, don’t hesitate to take action or call us and we can come out to assess the situation.

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