Leaks - Roof Crafters

Leaks

If you live in Hammond, Covington, Slidell or other areas in or near Baton Rouge, our staff at Roof Crafters is ready and able to take care of all your roofing needs. You may feel that a problem such as a leaky roof is not an emergency and can be put off until your budget is healthier. But, in reality, if you don’t take care of this problem in a timely manner, the leak may cost you much more time and money in the future. In roofing Baton Rouge work done by Roof Crafters we see these common problems often.

Problems Caused By A Leaky Roof

The roof of a home or other type of building protects the contents beneath it from wind, hail, rain, ice and extreme temperatures. If you neglect the repair of even a tiny leak, the problem may quickly escalate and cause further damage. This damage may result in rotten wood, or turn your insulation into a paste-like substance, and over time it will weaken the structure of your home or business.

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Detecting A Leak

Leaves clogging gutters can lead to roof leaks

Leaves clogging gutters can lead to roof leaks

One of the first clues that indicate you have a leak in your roof are water stains on your ceiling. Other signs may be mold or foul, musty odors in the building. Call us to come out and inspect the roof if you detect any of these warning signs. These problems don’t necessarily mean that you need a new roof. The issue may be resolved by replacing some of the flashing, repairing torn seams, replacing cracked shingles or remedying trapped moisture underneath the roof cover. There are many common roofing problems that could be affecting your Baton Rouge home.

Don’t wait for a seemingly innocuous issue to become a large expense. Call on our staff at Roof Crafters when a roof repair is needed for your home or business. Our products and services are unparalleled because we take the time to earn certifications that enable us to meet rigid standards of quality. We try to analyze our services in the same way that you, our customers, evaluate us. Our goal is to be known as a company that not only provides quality workmanship, but also is a business that respects your property, landscaping and environment as if it were our own.

A leaky roof can be a minor problem that can blow up into a full blown deserter fast. Always call a qualified roofing expert in the Hammond area at first site of an interior stain on your home.

Roof Leaks and Moisture

When hearing the term “leaky roof,” many people conjure up images of heavy rainfall splashing through visible holes in a roof. This dramatic scene, however, is seen more often on Hollywood screens than in real households. In fact, a roof leak may not be obvious at first glance by an untrained individual. Some signs that a roof may have a leak that homeowners can easily spot include the appearance of mold or algae on the roof, discolored spots on the roof or ceiling, and an overly hot attic, as well as missing or misshapen shingles. Of course, homeowners should also be concerned about more obvious signs, such as excessive moisture, holes or dripping water found on ceilings or walls. If any of these signs or other indications that point towards roof repair are spotted, homeowners should contact a qualified, professional roofing contractor to have the roof evaluated for a leak.

While a minor roof leak may not seem like a major problem, the truth is that even the smallest leaks can lead to destruction. Over time, a small leak may lead to problems such as the development of mold and water spots on the roof and ceiling. Other damage caused by leaks may include ceilings and roofs that succumb to rotting. The presence of mold and rotting is caused by excessive moisture coming into contact with the wooden structure. Eventually, the rotting of the wood may cause roofs to cave in. This can lead to unsafe conditions inside of the home, whether due to the air quality from the presence of mold or the risk of a weakened structure collapsing. Repairing these problems can become expensive when the damage has had of plenty time to wear down the structure. Fortunately, if a professional roofer is on the case at the first signs of a leak, this severe damage can often be prevented.

Unfortunately, a leaky roof Hammond is a common problem encountered by homeowners. If a roof leak is suspected, it should be addressed as soon as possible, regardless of how big or small the leak may seem. Consulting a roofing contractor will ensure that the cause of the leak is determined and stopped instead of simply temporarily patched. In many cases, a simple roof repair at the first signs of damage can save homeowners hundreds of dollars in the long run.

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Water Stain On Roof Decking/Sheathing

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Mold On Ceiling and Wall

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Ceiling Stain

Knowing you have a roof leak is usually obvious when you see the water spot on your ceiling. However, it can be much harder to pinpoint the cause of the leak. You may assume your shingles are at fault, but it could be missing flashing around a chimney, or some other entry point, that’s allowing the water to get inside your attic. Once inside the attic, water can travel along rafters and other horizontal surfaces making it difficult to find the exact entry point.

If shingles are missing, cracked or otherwise damaged, water can, over time, begin to leak into the home. A leak can start out small and slowly cause a lot of damage if a warning sign is ignored.

Water entry can also be caused by an ice dam. Ice dams are formed by the continual thawing of snow over the warmer portions of the roof and refreezing over the cold eave. The ice dam can cause water to backup under the shingles. If your roof doesn’t have an ice & water underlayment installed under the shingles, you could be experiencing leaks.

You may need to have a professional roofing contractor help diagnose your leak issue. The roofing professional can help determine the cause of the leak and help in finding a solution.

Inspections Maintenance: Potential signs of a leak:

  • Water spots on your ceiling or walls
  • Missing shingles
  • Cracked or damaged shingles
  • Missing or damaged flashing or boot covers to roof penetrations
  • Water spots or wet roof decking (seen through the attic)