How to Detect Roof Leaks Easily and Effectively

Roof Leaks in Need Of Repair

There is never a good time for dealing with roof leaks, but unfortunately, they happen and are a big challenge for any homeowner, due to their big damaging potential and their effects that may linger even after doing the required repairs.  It’s best just to have the roofing contractors Wichita hosts out to do the job professionally, however if you want to attempt it here are some tips:

Attempting to repair a leak is often a challenging process, mainly because identifying its source is not as easy as it seems.

Here are some tips.

  • Carefully inspect the seams of a flat roof, that may allow standing water and infiltrations
  • Check the roof penetrations, such as chimneys, skylights and plumbing vents. Their structure as well as the flashing must be right, otherwise they represent the most plausible causes of water leaks
  • Inspect the shingles and nails. Look for any sign of wear and tear, as well as for missing elements as they may cause a leak

Once you repaired the possible problems, wait for a rainy day or use a garden hose to flood the roof and see if the leak has been resolved. Not least, if nothing seems to work, you must also consider causes that are not related to the roof, such as a leaky pipe or plumbing fixture.