Finding a leak in your attic isn’t something any homeowner wants. While you may immediately assume the roof needs to be replaced, that may not necessarily be the case. While attic leaks can be stressful and unwanted, they often can be resolved by a professional roofing repair company. But how can you be sure you have a leak? And what can you do to locate it? Let’s take a look at some ways to find and repair an attic leak.
Causes of a Leak
Leaks can be caused by a variety of things, with some causes being more detrimental than others. Roof damage is an obvious cause of leaks, such as damage incurred during a storm. If you suspect a leak from damage to your roof, it will probably be easier to pinpoint the source of the leak, and therefore easier to repair. In other cases leaks can be caused by ice dams and/or water accumulating on the roof. Leaks are also common around things like chimneys and other openings in the roof.
Finding a Leak
Finding the source of a leak can be a challenge if there isn’t an obvious source of the leak, such as tree damage from a storm. Because attics are insulated it can be difficult to see exactly where the leak is coming from. A professional roofing company can more quickly find and diagnose the leak, whether from the inside in the attic or from the outside on the roof. Having routine roof inspections is a great way to prevent a leak. Roof inspectors can recognize spots where the roof may be weak and where a potential leak could occur.
Fixing a Leak
Many homeowners fear that they may need to replace their entire roof because of a leak, but in many cases the leak can be repaired without a full roof replacement. Whether you have a minor leak or a major leak, working with a professional is always a good idea. Not only will the professional fix the leak in question, but also check for other areas that could soon become a problem, saving you additional headaches and expense in the future.
If you suspect you have a leak in your roof, or it’s been quite some time since your last roof inspection, call us at Platinum Exteriors today. We offer roof repair in Maryland and can help you get your roof fixed and your life back to normal. Call today to discuss your situation!