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A Small Roof Leak Could Mean Big Trouble if You Wait

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Published: Mar. 20, 2020 at 6:04 PM EDT
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It is important to act quickly when it comes to a roof leak. Leaky roofs never fix themselves or get better on their own. Even if the leak isn’t bad yet. Get it fixed now. Often we hear from homeowners that they noticed a stain on their ceiling or possibly some bubbling for awhile but thought it wasn’t serious. Avoidance and ignoring will not fix a leak in your roof. Many times by the time you notice damage within your home it is already too late. The National Roofing Contractors Association recommends inspecting your roof twice a year, in the fall and spring. Here is what to look for to prevent a fixable issue from turning into a damaging and costly repair:

On the inside, you should look for:

Dark spots

Spots where outside light shines through

Sagging

On the outside, you should keep an eye out for:

Missing, warped, rotting, peeling, broken, blistering, or buckling shingles

Clogged or slow-draining gutters/downspouts

Loose material or wear around chimneys or vents

If your roof is fewer than 15 years old, it can probably be spot-repaired instead of requiring a total replacement. Just remember that a small leak will not go away — it will only get worse. Baber Enterprises offers a number of

to the community including roof repair and replacement.

Roof leaks are typically just signs of a much larger problem. Both danger and the probability of structural erosion increase if unaddressed. Regular inspections are your best defense against a leaky roof. Be vigilant, search for leaks, and talk with

about the condition of your roof regularly.