Strong winds and hail can cause visible damage to your roof, but sometimes there can be unseen damage that creates a lot of problems for you over time. A roof leak can happen when a roof has weak points that make it more accessible and allow water in. The problem with leaks is you may not see it until a substantial amount of damage has already been done. So what can you do to avoid this?
Check your attic occasionally: After a storm or torrential rains, checking up on your attic is a good way to determine whether a weak area in the roof has allowed water to creep in. Examining the attic on a sunny day can also help you pinpoint weak areas because it can let the light shine through.
Clean out the gutters: Clogged gutters can cause water to overflow back onto the roof. But that’s just one reason to clean them out. Clearing out the gutters also gives you an opportunity to check the condition of the gutters themselves and the edge of the roof too.
Schedule an inspection: Having your roof inspected on occasion is the best way to determine if there is any underlying damage that needs to be repaired. When it comes to leaks and excessive moisture in your home, having some minor roof repairs done can save you a lot of work and expenses in the long run.
If you suspect a leak in your roof, contact RoofCrafters to schedule an inspection. We’ll be able to find and patch any problem areas quickly to stop any more water damage in your home. Give us a call today at 912-920-4147 if you need roof repairs in the coastal areas of South Carolina, Georgia, or Florida.