Storm season in Texas is one that every homeowner dreads. Texas storms are unpredictable and can cause a myriad of problems to a roof’s integrity. One of the most devastating parts of storm damage to a home isn’t the major destruction caused by a large storm; it’s the minor leaks that go undetected.
This season, don’t let a leak get out of control and put your home at even more risk during the next storm. Here are some of our top tips for safely locating potential leaks before it’s too late.
Test Out Your Potential Wet Spots
If you notice water stains inside of your home but are unable to determine if there are any actual leaks in your roof, one of the easiest ways to do so is the garden hose test. If you know you don’t have a storm coming in the near future and want to ensure that a roof repair is the job you need, simply spray a water hose at the possible affected areas of your roof.
Isolate where the water hits one potential leak at a time, then take a moment to inspect the area from the inside and find out if you have a roof leak and need a repair, or another problem that’s causing your wet spots.
Examine Your Attic
You should check your attic at least twice a year for potential leaks. This is a routine preventative measure that is safe enough to perform on your own as a homeowner. While you are up there, be on the lookout for these water drainage issues:
- Musty smells that point to a leak
- Bulging patches on your attic walls
- Wet patches and discoloration beneath your roof
- Visible, physical spaces in your roof
Understand Where Most Common Leaks Stem From
Knowing where most roof leaks stem from could help you gain an idea of where to send professionals for repairs. Some of the most common areas where roof leaks start include the following:
- Your roof field
- The valleys of a roof
- Head wall flashing
- Areas of ice dam accumulation
Reach Out to a Roofing Professional for an Inspection
Finally, if you can’t determine the source of your leak on your own through safe means, getting up on the roof for a closer look isn’t the next option. Reach out to a local roofing company and schedule a roof inspection.
Once you give your Dallas roofing contractor all of the information you have about your issue, they will be able to perform a thorough inspection of your roof and quickly locate the source of your leak. Of all of the suggestions we’ve provided, this option is the most efficient way to ensure that your family stays protected during the stormy seasons.
Repair Roof Leaks or Replace Your Roof Today, with Concord Roofing & Construction
If you have a concern about a suspicious stain on your roof or have a physical leak, don’t wait for the need of storm damage restoration. Reach out to the roofing professionals of Concord Roofing & Construction.
We are a Christian contracting crew that will honestly and efficiently source your leak and help you determine the most affordable solution for your problem. From restoration to complete roof replacement, Concord has you covered.
Contact us today to schedule a residential roof inspection.