Warning Signs of Roof Leaks

By Stacy Mellete

Leaks are one of the most common roofing problems and they can be challenging to detect. This blog post will help you determine different signs of roof leaks and their possible causes. Read on. 

Effects of Roof Leaks on Your Property 

  • Structural damages to both interior and exterior areas, including your insulation system.
  • Risk of accidents (slips and falls).
  • Insect infestation and contamination.
  • Decreased property value.

Signs of Roof Leaks

Having your roof evaluated by your local and trusted roofing company in Tampa Bay is the best way to address leaks. Apart from yellow stains on walls or ceilings, here are other possible signs of roof leaks, along with some common reasons why they occur.

1. Algae and Mold Buildup

  • Algae and mold roof problems are common in places with warm or humid climates 
  • May also indicate other structural problems

2. Buckling Shingles

  • Improper installation of roof shingles
  • Damaged shingles 

3. Curling Shingles

  • Clogged gutters
  • Too much water absorption
  • Improper or damaged roof ventilation system

 

4. Damaged Flashing

  • Improper installation of the roof (new roof)
  • Bad condition of the roof
  • Repairable but depends on the age/condition of the current roofing system
  • Storm damage


5. Granule loss

  • Water buildup or too much water absorption
  • Aging roof
  • Storm damage

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