How to Find and Remedy Roof Leaks

When not dealt with, a simple leak can lead to extensive water damage to your interiors. This also negatively affects your home’s structural integrity, resulting in weakened foundations and dry rot, mold, and mildew within your walls. If you want to maintain your home’s comfort and safety, you should deal with that leaking roof as early as possible.


Let American Roofing & Sheet Metal, your reliable roofing company in Tampa, FL, help you spot some of the warning signs and recommend solutions.

Spotting the Signs
While the source of leaks can be difficult to find, you can determine if your home has them by looking for these signs.

• Water marks, stains or discoloration on wood due to moisture
• Holes where daylight seeps through the roof
• Dark spots of mold and mildew
• Musty odors in walls and ceiling
• Peeling paint

When unsure of the leak’s origins, you can climb onto the roof yourself to take a closer look. Just make sure not to do this on a steeply pitched roof or during a rainstorm. Once up there, check for spots of pooling water, corroded or poorly sealed flashing, and worn, cracked, or missing shingles. You can also do a simple water test to determine the leak’s origins. Use a garden hose to flood the roof, working slowly from the eaves until a leak appears in the attic; a helper should mark this with a nail, or chalk. Marking them makes for speedy roof repair when you finally contact your Florida roofer.

Solutions by American Roofing & Sheet Metal
If you want a more comprehensive inspection of your roof, call your premier roofing contractor in Clearwater, FL. American Roofing & Sheet Metal is a GAF Master Elite® contractor committed to providing quality roofing inspection and installation services. We’ll conduct a thorough 15-point inspection and assessment of your roof’s condition and suggest ways to fix its issues. Whether it’s a small leak or something more serious, we have a quick response team to offer 24-hour emergency roof repairs. All you have to do is call or submit a request from our website.

If you need a better, lasting solution, we can definitely help with our top-notch roof replacements. Whether it’s asphalt, tile, metal, or flat roofing, our expert team will make sure that it’s installed properly, providing lasting weather protection and value for your Florida home.

A leaky roof will be the least of your worries when you choose us. Call us today at (813) 884-1815 for a free consultation.

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