I can think of only one instance where a “leek” is a good thing – when you’re cooking!
But today, we’re talking about knowing how to identify a leak in your roof.
We want to educate you and teach you how to notice the warning signs before there is too much damage or the repairs are too expensive.
Allan Beach Roofing is dedicated to making sure you have a safe roof over your head.
Here are a few helpful warning signs to look for:
- Water Spots/Browning/Cracks on your Ceiling: This may be one of the first signs you’ll see and it is something anyone can notice without having to go on the roof. When you see water spots call us. We will come take a look at your roof. This water damage may also be caused by a leak in a pipe and not your roof so taking action immediately can be helpful in narrowing down your next steps. Water can not only damage your ceiling but may cause problems with your electricity. Call us immediately when you see this.
- The Gutter: Watch your gutters or the areas where your gutters dump into your lawn. If your gutters are jam-packed and full of leaves/residue – and you notice granules from your roof shingles taking up space in there – this could mean that your roof is in need of repair.
- Rain/Snow/Ice: In colder Canadian weather let’s face it – most of us don’t want to go outside. The roof is hidden by large patches of snow and pieces of ice. It’s hard to tell if something’s happening beneath the surface – in many case that we’ve seen in 36 years + of roofing, if an excess of water pours out from your roof during a rainstorm or snow storm – that’s an indication there might be a leak.
- The old pot and pan band-aid fix: we’ve all done it, or seen our parents do it. There’s a leak – but we’ll just grab the pots and pans to fix this and it should be done soon. You leave it for a few weeks – and then the next time it rains you can’t cook any more because all of your pots and pans are being used to collect the falling water that your roof should be dispelling naturally. Save your Lagostina cookware and call us!
- Algae or Mold: This is the least likely of all culprits based on our geographical location – but it can still happen and we’ve seen it before. This happens when it’s hot and humid – and some of our summers can be exactly that. Check your roof for green patches, black spots and buckling shingles. If you can catch it in time, you’ll have less damage and overall less stress too!