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Spotting Roof Leaks

Roof leaks are not always easy to spot. Sometimes a leak could be present long before any damage is obvious.

These can result from flashings that have become loose, a segment of the roof becoming impaired or improperly installed shingles. 

Here are a few things to look for:

  • Stains running down the side of the wall can be a telltale sign of a roof leak. While the fix may be easy, finding the leak is often the most challenging part.
  • Water spots on the ceiling could mean the roof is leaking, but not necessarily. These spots could be caused by condensation, plumbing, or windows. If the spots darken or grow when it rains, it is most likely a roof leak.
  • When your gutters are suddenly filled with granules, it could be a sign your shingles are deteriorating and need to be replaced.
  • If you notice your roof is suddenly missing shingles, you may have a pest problem. Nearby tree branches provide spry animals a chance to scurry across the roof and dislodge shingles, so trimming these branches back is a good idea.

Regular maintenance check-ups can prevent damage and costly repairs. Contact Apachee to schedule an appointment today at 850-893-3470!