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Your roof plays a vital role to the overall well-being of your house and provides its inhabitants with a shelter from the wind, rain, snow, and the hot, sweltering sun.
Without it, neither your material possessions or you and your family members safe from the many things that the different seasons may throw at you.
Because the roof is such an important structure, it is equally as important to make sure that there are no cracks or ruptures anywhere on it by hiring a professional roofing contractor or doing manual inspections periodically.
Check Your Roof At Least Once a Year
Checking your roof once per year should be sufficient, but ideally, doing a thorough inspection inside your attic and on your rooftop once every 3 to 4 months is even better.
Of course, not everyone has the time to do a thorough rooftop and attic inspection when they have other things they need to take care of in their busy lives, so as long as it is done at least once a year and especially during winter time when it starts raining a lot, then that is good.
Sign That Your Roof Needs Help
So, there must be some sort of sign that is making you wonder whether or not you have a leaking roof.
- Could it be that puddle of standing water that is in the middle of your kitchen?
- Could it be an actual dripping sound that you hear faintly emanating from within your walls?
- Could it be water that you actually see sliding down your walls?
- Could it be a water stain or some other discoloration that you see on your ceilings or walls?
Whatever your reason is, you need to find out for sure if it really is a leaking roof you are dealing with so it can be fixed right away.
Check Your Roof From The Attic
The first place you will want to look is inside your attic because it is easier to spot where water is coming in from the outside.
If it is sunny outside, you just might be able to see the light coming through the other roof, but this will not work with wood shingles because they are designed to let some light through while keeping the rain out.
Armed with a flashlight, see if you can spot any puddles of water and trace back the steps of the water from there.
You should be able to find where the water is leaking through if it is raining.
Check the Roof Exterior
Check the exterior by climbing onto your rooftop, but be weary of where you step.
The damaged area will obviously be weaker than the rest of the roof that is intact, so step on the rafters that provide the support at all times.
Look out for any shingles that look out of place, have broken off, or are missing.
While you are up there, make sure that your gutters are free of any debris that has accumulated because the water that is not moving freely down the drain storm will collect and can enter through the wall's side or the edge of your roof.