Spring Showers: How to Make Sure Your Roof Is Leak Free
Although spring showers can bring May flowers, they can also show you where leaks are in your roof. Thankfully, there are a few simple steps you can do to ensure that your roof remains leak free.
Check for Leaks in the Attic
It sounds rather simple but its one of the main things you should do regularly to check on your roof’s integrity. During a rainstorm, go into the attic with a flashlight. Inspect your roof carefully and thoroughly with the flashlight. Any water running actively into your attic will reflect the light and be quickly apparent. Also check for any bending or sagging wood. This could be a sign of an existing leak that has caused the wood to rot. If you see any of these in your roof, it is time to call a reputable roofing company.
Check Inside Your Home
Signs of a leak can be inside your living area as well. Check your ceiling and walls for cracks, paint chipping or sagging. This can be a sign of a hidden leak. While the most common location for a noticeable leak is the ceiling, make sure to check around windows and doors. Anywhere there is an opening to the elements, there can be a leak.
Perform Regular Roofing Maintenance
Its important to perform regular roofing maintenance to help prevent leaks and other roofing issues from forming. The best time to do a roofing inspection is right after the winter ice melts. Sometimes ice and moisture can get trapped behind loose shingles and when it melts, leaks occur. Most reputable roofing companies provide roofing inspection and routine maintenance services.
If you would like to schedule your Spring roofing maintenance, or think your roof may have a leak, call Paradigm Roofing at 972-542-7774. Our professionals would be happy to assist you with all your roofing needs.