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Spotting Water Damage on Your Roof

9/1/2022 (Permalink)

roof water damage Checking for signs of roof water damage is critical to maintaining the integrity of your home.

Homeowners have to pay a lot of money to keep their homes well maintained and properly functional. One of the biggest expenses typically comes in 20-30 years after the home is built, and that expense is roof replacement. Most homeowners will do anything possible to avoid replacing their roofs. From patching up issues to keeping their roofs free from tree branches and other hazards, it is important to keep up with roof maintenance in order to circumvent costly issues in the future.

Checking for signs of roof water damage is critical to maintaining the integrity of your home. In doing so, many homeowners are able to not only prevent major issues from occurring, but they are also able to address problems right away and save both time and money. The following are some of the most notable signs of water damage on your roof:

Gutter Issues

When a roof has water damage you can often find granules in the gutters. Granules are tiny particles composed of crushed stone or other materials that are used in roof shingles. Finding a notable about of granules in your gutter is a possible sign that you have roof water damage.

Damage Shingles

Wear and tear is inevitable when it comes to roof shingles. If you spot a lot of damaged or cracked shingles, it may be a sign that water damage is occurring or imminent.

Ceiling or Exterior Walls Have Water Spots

If you see rusty or brown spots along your ceilings or exterior walls it is likely due to some kind of water damage, particularly coming from the roof. You may also notice that the ceilings or walls are bubbling, warped, or otherwise compromised. This is something that should be addressed as soon as possible.

Additionally, soft wood decking and roof debris can both be indications of water damage on your roof. Be sure to take a proactive approach by conducting regular roof maintenance. Most importantly, if any of the above signs are identified in your home, you need to contact water damage specialists right away. At SERVPRO of North Palm Beach County we have decades of experience in water damage restoration. Contact our office today to learn more.

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