The leak that you suspect is coming from your roof may not be what it appears. Many homeowners instantly assume that their roof is causing the problem, but what happens when the roof’s still leaking after repair? Your leak may be coming from your plumbing instead. In this article, we’re discussing roof leak detection and the types of leaks that appear as roof leaks but aren’t.
Finding a Roof Leak the Easy Way
To spot a roof leak, inspect the roofing materials closely. Check for missing or damaged shingles or areas that have been worn away due to constant exposure to water. If you have an attic, the easiest way to find a leak is to inspect the roof from inside on a rainy day.
If you don’t have an attic, check for moisture or water damage on the ridge cap, flashing, gaskets around pipes, shingles, gutters and downspouts and dormer valleys. Running a hose over the roof (only a small amount) may be helpful in spotting the leak.