Most homeowners are well aware of how important your roof is to the health of your home. It serves a number of essential benefits and functions, most notably protecting your home from the elements, which means it is important is keep the system in good repair in order to protect your home. However, your roof is a complex piece of engineering that often becomes damaged simply from exposure to the elements. Considering how important your roof is to the health of your home, it is important to stay on top of maintenance and keep the system functioning properly. One of the most damaging things that can happen to your roof is a leak, and it can be difficult to spot them before significant damage has occured. Interested in learning more about how you can identify whether your roof is leaking? Keep reading below for more information about the signs of a potential roof leak that you may have overlooked!

Shingle Damage

The first signs you should be looking for when trying to determine the integrity of your roof is your shingles. Your shingles can show signs of damage in a variety of ways, from completely breaking off of your roof, to buckling and warping from moisture damage, to granule loss. These are all common signs of roof aging that generally indicate the roof is nearing the end of its lifespan. If you find that you’re noticing all of these signs of wear & tear, the best thing you can do for your home is getting your roof inspected. An inspection will help reveal any issues with the shingles, and help spot any potential leaks before they do considerable damage.

Rusted Flashing

Another sign that your roof may be leaking is if the flashing around your chimney & roof vents is rusting. This flashing is essential for keeping water out of your roof deck, and if your flashing has rusted away it is very likely that water is seeping its way into your roof deck. A roof inspector will also look for rusted flashing in addition to shingle damage.

Spots On Your Ceiling

Finally, we’ve arrived at the one sure-fire way to determine if your roof is leaking; spots on the ceiling. If you have water spots accumulating on your ceiling, your roof is, without a doubt, leaking. Water is seeping through the roof deck and into the system, where it is staining your ceiling. If you see spots on your ceiling, repair your roof as soon as possible, before the damage becomes even more extensive!

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Interested in learning more about our team’s roof installation & replacement services? Our team at Eco Roof Service is ready to assist! Reach out to our team today by giving us a call at (425) 215-0388 or by filling out our team’s online contact form! We look forward to assisting with your roofing needs!