The concept of a roof is simple: waterproof shingles laid over decking that is supported by a frame. However, a roof is composed of several different systems that all need to work together to keep you dry. Unfortunately, when one part of the system begins to fail, it may not be immediately obvious. In fact, it may not be obvious for a while!
ROOF LEAKS CAN TAKE UP TO TWO YEARS TO SHOW UP
Water takes the path of least resistance, and when it finds a path into your home, you’re in trouble. However, if you wait until you see ceiling stains to take action, you can be sure that extensive damage has already been done. In order to reach your ceiling (and soak it enough to stain), the water had to get past the shingles, through felt waterproof underlayment, under any water or ice shields, through a plywood deck, and then through a foot of insulation. That’s a lot of water and a lot of damage to be addressed.
HOW DO YOU CATCH ROOF LEAKS EARLY?
Inspections. Somebody has to get up into your attic and up onto your roof to deliberately assess each of its parts. You can do this yourself, but you risk missing warning signs you haven’t been trained to see. It’s always best to connect with a professional roofer who knows what to look for.
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