If you’ve lived in Houston for a while, you already know that June through November is the peak season for severe rain, tropical storms, and hurricanes. Due to these high wind storms, homes are more susceptible to roof damage that may cause leaking. It’s important to keep an eye on your home’s roof during these times to prevent water leakage or damage. It's important to note that water damage can not only cause permanent damage to your home by weakening structural elements and creating mold, but it can also cause health issues for your family and you.
The following are the most common warning signs of a leaking roof:
Damaged or Missing Shingles
Another way to easily see for yourself if your home’s roof is leaking is to go outside to see if there are any damaged, broken, or missing shingles. If there are any shingles missing on the roof of your home, this is a seamless pathway for water to find its way into your home. Storm and aging are the most common causes of damaged or missing shingles.
Flashing are metal strips that are used to the seams and edges of your roof. These are important to maintain because similar to shingles, if they are missing or damaged, it can allow water a direct pathway into your home and it’s seams. Naturally, over time, flashing can crack, dry out, or bend upward.
Water & Moisture Drip
While this sign may seem obvious, when there are visible drips of water coming through the ceiling or moisture on the walls of your home, this is the foremost sign that your home’s roof is leaking. In the case that the leak seems to disappear, it is advised that roof should still be inspected. Ongoing moisture problems that go unchecked will not only cause permanent damage to your home but it can also create an environment that can affect your health.
Water and Moisture Stains
Water stains appear as a puddle in the ceiling. This occurrence is typically accompanied with brown coloring around the edges of the stain. Most water stains are obvious, but some stains may be difficult to to notice due to being in darker areas such as corners, under dark painting, or closets and pantries.
Storm & Hurricane Roof Repairs
Hurricanes are heavy storms that occur regularly in Houston. Call us or contact us online if your roof has damage caused by a storm or hurricane. We can get it repaired quickly and will work with your insurance as well.