Spring is the perfect time to ensure your home is in good shape. Considering all the moisture that comes with winter, it is prudent to ensure your home is free from roof leaks and seepages that may not be so obvious. This is especially critical because the damage that results from water and moisture can be disastrous if not properly managed.

Not only would it cause you to incur extra costs or spend a fortune in repairs, it could actually lead to the whole house being rendered inhabitable. There are a host of problems that result from leaks in the roof, regardless of how small they are. The following post describes some of them:


Often times people will ignore roof leaks because they just don’t see them as a big enough threat, or they’re planning on getting a new roof in a year or two anyway. But what many people do not understand is that even a minor leak can cause some very major damage to their home. Leaky roofs are one roof repair that you definitely don’t want to ignore.

Ceiling Damage

If you have an attic, roof leaks are harder to find, and they may damage whatever belongings you have stored up there. If you don’t have an attic or the leak is really bad, it will start to damage the ceilings in your house as well. This can affect ceiling and wall paint, plaster, and even your ceiling lights and fans. Read more at Roofity…

Now that you are familiar with the adverse effects of leaks, the next thing you need to know is how to detect them since they can sometimes be hidden from your eyes.

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You can do part of this investigation on your own or you may need to call in the professionals. The following post explains more on this:

Roof Leak Detection Can Be Harder than You Might Think

Leaky Roof Repair Tips: Step 1 – Finding The Leak

Counter-intuitive as this may seem, sometimes the hardest part of roof leak repair is identifying the source of the problem. Although you don’t need to be Sherlock Holmes to get the job done, some sleuthing is often required. For instance, you may see wet patches or even mold growth on your attic ceiling, but the actual leak may be far above or dozens of feet lateral from the damaged area.

Many physical features of a home are likely causes of roof leaks. Read more at Century Roof and Solar…

The structure of the roof itself may be the reason for the leak. As such, it’s important to have your roof installation done by a professional roofing contractor as this will prevent future problems.

Another way to easily determine whether your home has leaks is to take advantage of infrared technology, as explained in the post below:

How Does Infrared Roof Scanning Work?

The science of infrared scanning and technology behind it can be complex to understand. Simply put, infrared scanning is the practice of using infrared equipment to measure the heat being emitted from the surface of an object. The patterns being emitted from the surface of an object are measured and captured by infrared cameras which form the data being collected into images.

These images can then be analyzed by a trained professional to determine if there are areas which are anomalies. Anomalies may indicate areas that require further review.

Infrared scans are most often done during the early evening hours after the sun has begun to set. In order for an infrared scan to be completed, the roof surface must be dry as moisture interferes with the camera’s ability to measure surface temperatures. Read more at The Spruce…

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Spring is probably the best time of the year to have your home checked for leaks. If you are in Arlington VA and are looking for roofing professionals that will give you conclusive answers concerning your roof, contact us today!

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