Roof leak damage

A small leak caused the roof sheathing and rafters of this home to rot. Mold grew in the insulation as well

If you have water stains that extend across ceilings or run down walls, a roof leak is probably going to be the most likely cause.

If you have a leak, my advice is to get it fixed immediately, even if it doesn’t bother you much or you’re getting a new roof next year. Even over a short time, small leaks can lead to big problems, such as mold, rotted framing and sheathing, destroyed insulation and damaged ceilings.

The flashing leak that caused an expensive repair bill (pictured) was obvious from the ceiling stains for over two years. If the homeowner had dealt with it right away, the damage and subsequent repairs would have been minimal.

If you spot a leak, or any other damage for that matter, please try not to worry. The best thing to do is give me a call by clicking on my Contact Us page, or calling the number at the top of this page.

To prevent future water leaks occurring, please take a look at my Roof Repair page under Info & Guides, and my Roof Repairs page under Repairs & Maintenance.

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