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Signs of a Leaking Roof

Signs of a Leaking Roof

Signs of a Leaking Roof by Rock Solid Exteriors

It is important to know how to spot the signs of a leaking roof. It doesn’t really matter what type of roof you have and whether you have paid a lot of money for it or you got a cheap one, every roof is susceptible to the wear and tear effects over some period of time. The main reason is simple – the roof is one of the most exposed elements of the home at least when it comes to weather elements. As a result of that, homeowners can witness the occurrence of many problems including leaking. Sometimes, leaking is a hidden problem and if this problem isn’t solved in a timely manner the repair cost will be significantly higher. That’s why it is a good idea to learn more about signs of a leaking roof.

It is important to understand that there are different signs of a leaking roof and some of them are so small that you can’t see the damage until the problem becomes (almost) unsolvable. In this article, we will highlight the most common signs of this problem.

growth of fungus and algae or vegetation

Growth of fungus and algae or vegetation on roof

Growth of Fungus and Algae or Vegetation on Roof

First of all, look for dark-colored patches that look messy and dirty on the roof. This change in the shingles is usually caused by the growth of fungus and algae or vegetation. On the other hand, this means that the roof is leaking in that area causing a favorable environment for the aforementioned organisms. In a situation like this, it is the best idea to call a professional roofing company. They will tell you whether you need to replace the entire roof or just the affected shingled area.

Leaking water in attic space is a sign of leaking roof

Leaking water in attic space is a sign of leaking roof

Leaking Water in Attic Space

When you notice increased moisture or leaking water in the attic space whenever a hard or torrential rain falls, this is a clear sign of a leaking roof. The reason for this problem can be located in the shingles. It is obvious that some of them are broken, missing or cracked.

Water Stains on the ceiling

Another sign that your roof needs professional care due to leaking is the appearance of water stains on the ceiling. They usually create brown rings in the middle of the room under the roof. However, it is sometimes more difficult to see these stains because they occur in the corners of the room. There are also situations when these stains are small even though there is a large leak present in the area.

It is important to have your roof assessed right away

Ceiling or Wall spots are a sign of leaking roof

It is good to know that these signs can be spotted on the exterior of your home too. Namely, in case you see water spots and stains on the exterior walls under the roof, there is probably a problem with the flashing.

While we are talking about exterior walls, we should mention that if mold starts appearing on these walls all of a sudden, this could be another sign of roof leak. In addition, this could mean that there is a problem with the gutters too.

Regular inspection and increased awareness about these problems can help you extend the life of your roof. To learn more about roof leaks feel free to contact Rock Solid Exteriors. They are a top rated roof leak repair company  equipped with a professional team of certified and licensed roofers in Michigan that will come out and inspect your roof for any leaks, damage and vulnerabilities free of cost. It’s important to have a piece of mind when it comes to the most important structure of your home. Wait too long and that simple sign can lead to an expensive roof repair. Don’t wait. Call Rock Solid Exteriors today for a free consultation at (844) 757-6543.

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Shawn Cerrasco
Shawn Cerrasco
01:43 26 Apr 17
Rock Solid sent Joe to my house 1day after the devastating windstorm several weeks ago. Due to how busy they were, Joe didn't make it to our house until the sun was setting. We thought we'd have to reschedule, but Joe got a ladder and a flash light and headed up onto our roof. He immediately identified the worst spots, and though it was getting dark, he still made sure that those parts were tarped. Joe met with our insurance adjuster, gave us shingle samples and helped us pick the right shingle for our house. Jeremy and his crew installed our new roof. They were professional and courteous. They paid great attention to detail and did a thorough clean up. My husband and I couldn't be more pleased with the work and the look of our home. Thank you!read more
Robert Meitzler
Robert Meitzler
14:38 27 Mar 17
Levi (Owner of Rock Solid) and I have been very close friends for 25 years, so naturally he was the very first person I called when I saw shingles scattered across my lawn during Michigan’s 2nd biggest wind storm in history. He said he would have someone at my house tomorrow to assess the situation, and he’ll personally call me with the results. The following day I had someone on my roof while I was at work, and Levi called me later that afternoon to let me know temporary coverage was applied and that he’ll have someone out at my house about 2-weeks to repair the damage. He was honest with me over phone, describing to me that he needs to focus his resources on those homes in which temporary covering would not suffice and roof replacement was mandatory. Well exactly 15 days later I get a text from Levi letting me know that someone would be out to repair my roof. I was extremely pleased how timely the roof repair was done, accurate to the dates he provided up front. I mentioned in the beginning that I’m friends with Levi as I want to share with you the morals in which I know he stands for. He’s honest, hard-working, kind, fair, and trust worthy and during this situation I got to see all those ethics applied from Levi as a business owner. I would highly recommend Rock Solid Exteriors to any of my family or friends!!!!!read more
Tom Brennan
Tom Brennan
07:22 30 Mar 17
Jason, the salesman, helped us through the entire process of getting our roof fixed after the hail storm of 2016. These guys are pros at what they do. I felt at ease right off the bat. The whole crew has been helpful and friendly, and boy are they fast! I would and have been recommending Rock Solid to help my friends and neighbors after the storm last year. Thank you guys!!read more
Sonia J
Sonia J
20:17 18 Apr 17
My salesman Joe Minauro came to my door to let me know that alot of my shingles were on the ground from the wind and suggested for me to call my home insurance....I am soooo grateful to Joe and Rock Solid, not only did I get a new roof that I did not have to pay for but the customer service, the quality, cleanliness and friendliness of Joe and the crew was awesome. Thank you.read more
Jana H
Jana H
10:11 08 Jun 17
We had a great experience with this company! They worked hard for our business giving us an amazing deal on our siding. Our home looks fantastic now. The workers were quick polite and professional. They did an amazing job. We couldn't be happier.read more
Scott Henson
Scott Henson
03:47 14 Jun 17
I needed a new roof and wanted to look a little more into this company because I had a friend use them, and she had nothing but good things to say about the company. I notice that Joe Minauro's name was mentioned in one of the past clients reviews so when I called I had requested him,, Joe promptly responded and scheduled a appointment with us, then after we started going over everything with him you would have thought we were Joe's only customers , but I knew this not to be true his phone was ringing none stop. Joe has been very attentive and we felt taken care of through the whole process. Thanks Joe!read more
Nannette Mercier
Nannette Mercier
12:57 28 Jun 17
Kudos to this company and the crew! They took my tired looking mobile home and made it look like new. I had siding and gutters replaced. What a great experience from the initial visit with the sales representative to the installation crew. Very professional, when the job was done they put everything back in my flower bed, my grill back and even my trash cans. Then I noticed they fixed a loose board on my steps. I highly recommend them.read more
Melanie Whitehead
Melanie Whitehead
15:30 20 Jul 17
Rock Solid is just that, a rock solid company who do a great job. The owner, Levi, is an honest and honorable man. They do great work and I would suggest them to anyone looking for any exterior work. Thanks Levi and company!read more
Ruth Pisani
Ruth Pisani
15:58 21 Jul 17
Nathan from Rock Solid worked with me..Everything went smoothly and the crew, office staff all a great bunch of people. From start to finish clean up. I wish I could give them more than 5 stars.read more
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