Learning how to check your roof for leaks is a great way to protect the structural integrity of your home and save money while doing it.
Finding where the leak originated is usually the hardest part in the entire roof inspection process, up to the repairs and renovation stage. If you manage to catch it early on, the job might be easier as you just find the mold stain or the leak through your ceiling. However, if the water has been penetrating the insulation for a while, it becomes close to impossible to find out where it is entering the roofing.
So here are the steps you need to follow to learn how to check your roof for leaks.
- Start by inspecting your attic with a flashlight and check for signs of moisture. Once you find a patch of mold, it is easier to locate the source of the water as mold usually thrives underneath the leak.
- Remove the insulation next to the point where you see mold or moisture. Make sure to get all the necessary equipment and gear with you in the attic before starting to remove the insulation.
- Check the exterior of the roof for any objects causing damage on the roofing like nails or branches.
- Use a water hose on the roof to see where the roof leaks.
Once you have found the source of your leak it is time to repair it as soon as possible.
It is important to seal a leaking roof before your entire roof insulation becomes infested by mold and you need to remove the whole thing. This is a process that takes time and money so the faster you get into it the better it is.
While you can learn how to check your roof for leaks, learning how to repair a leak takes a bit more time and energy than just a quick checklist.
So, once you find the leak, leave it to the professionals to seal it up and get your roof back to its former glory.
Contact us at RH Renovation NYC for a quick roof renovation and repair project in New York and adjacent areas. Our local teams can be on-site in no time and guide you through the process without having you worry about a thing.
We can provide you with a cost estimate for free beforehand and help you maintain the structural integrity of your home without having to spend a fortune.