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Water Damage from a Leaking Roof

10/19/2021 (Permalink)

Roof, damaged shingles Roof Damage that can lead to Water Damage.

It is important to determine if you have a water leak from your roof.  A leaking roof can lead to water damage to your ceiling or your attic.  Looking for any residue on contents or material can narrow down where the leak is coming from.  If you notice that your ceiling is beginning to have cracks or sagging, there may be damage from the roof leaking.  Once the leak has been determined, call our SERVPRO of the Quad Cities to help you determine what your next step of defense is to eliminate any further damage. 

There are many causes that lead to a roof leak and water damage.  The most common are listed below:

                Cracked Chimney

                Broken Shingles

                Gutters are clogged

                Loss of granulation on the shingles

                Cracked Flashing

Not only can exterior damage cause a roof leak, but interior damage can lead to the same damage.  Some common interior causes are listed below:

                Condensation in the attic

                Mold growth in the attic

                Leaking skylights

                Rotting wood

Preventing roof leaks can be done by proper maintenance.  Checking the exterior of your home for hazards, wear and tear, missing shingles and corrosion can help with water damage prevention.  Check the surrounding areas for tree limbs, debris, buildup of leaves, and gutters that may need cleaned.  These are all things that can lead to roof damage and then water damage.  When shingles have holes, the wind can blow the rain in through them.  If the hole is big enough the rain can go into the attic.  During your routine maintenance check, be sure to look for any holes of missing shingles. 

Serving the Shoals area since 1997, SERVPRO of The Quad Cities provides 24-hour emergency services for homes and businesses.  Our highly trained technicians respond quickly to your water damage restoration needs. 

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