If you suspect that there is water leaking through your roof around your home, and you think it is happening gradually and that there could be a bad underlining water problem, it's time to get in touch with a professional roofing contractor. There are a lot of signs that you can look for around your property, to see if there are signs of water problems both inside and outside the home. Here are things to start investigating and that indicate you need to take action now.
The interior problems will be seen from the attic or even from the level of your home that is under the roof. These visible problems include:
- Mold and mildew
- Warped wood
- Drywall cracks
If you notice any of these problems in the attic, or from the level of your home that is under the roof, you need a roofing professional to get to the property to stop the leaks right away.
Exterior Signs to Look For
Once you have those problems on the inside, you may be able to confirm the problem is water on the outside. Some exterior water warning signs could be:
- Discolored shingles
- Pools of water
- Bending shingles
- Rotted wood
These signs will confirm that water is most likely the culprit, and if you need professional roofing help. You may have to replace both shingles and the base of the roof to completely treat the problem properly.
Other Water Entry Problems
There could be other problems to look for to confirm where the water is coming from. These areas include through or around plumbing ventilation pipes, ventilation gables, and areas where things are attached to the vents. Sometimes the seals break or the house shifts and pipes or vents pull away and water gets into the base of the roof.
There are a lot of problems that you can have when you are unaware that there is water throughout the roof, or how long the leak or water problem has been there. Talk with the roofing contractors about the changes that need to be made, if it's time to replace the roof entirely because of the damages, and how much everything is going to cost you. If you are worried about the expenses, don't hesitate to get more than one estimate for the project, and to see what the different roofing companies say the cause of the problem was.
Contact a company like Art Construction OF NW FL LLC to learn more.