3 Signs You May Have A Leaky Roof

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If water gets into your roof, it can cause all kinds of water damage to your house. You need to get it repaired as soon as possible because the longer the damage is allowed to go on, the worse it's going to be and the more expensive it will be to repair. So, what are some of the signs that you should look for so that you can prevent any water damage from getting worse?

Bubbling Paint

One thing you should look for if you think that there is a leak in your roof is bubbling paint. When water gets behind the paint, it can cause it to bubble up or to get wrinkly. That can happen on your walls and on your ceiling, but you will probably see it more often right where the walls and the ceiling join. If you see something that you are concerned about, but you aren't sure if it's growing, then you can do something like getting a marker to circle the damage in question. If the damage is getting worse, you will be able to know because it went past the marker line. Fortunately, a residential roof repair service can assess the issue.

Discoloration

You might also see some discoloration on your walls. When water has been running over one spot long enough, it can cause yellowing or browning, especially if it has picked up contaminants from anywhere else on its journey. So, if you are concerned about a possible leak, look around the tops of your walls to see if you can see any discoloration. You might want to use a flashlight so that you can get light from different angles on the area. The discoloration might be so faint that you can only see it if you look at it with the light on it. 

Moss on Your Walls

You might think that the moss looks charming, but if you have moss or other similar plants growing on your exterior walls, that's a sign that your roof might have a leak problem. The water will have gotten to the wall from a defective part of your roof, making a perfect place for things like moss or algae to grow. 

If you are worried about a leaky roof, then you should call a roofer to come to your house and check it as soon as possible. You can show them the damage that you have found so that they can get a good idea as to where to look for the leak on your roof. Contact a residential roof repair service for more information. 

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