5 Signs Your Roof Leak Is Serious

Posted on: February 22, 2018

When is a roof leak a serious concern? A roof leak can get bad fast. Below are five of the top signs your contractor will need to do more than just patch up your roof.

Roof Leak is Serious

Water Appears Far from its Original Source

If the leak has spread through the roof and attic, far from where it began, you have a serious problem. Traveling leaks mean expensive water damage repairs, and it’s a sign that the leak may have been active for a long time.

Algae and Mold Are Growing Near the Leak

When you see algae growing on the roof, it’s clear you have a moisture problem. Mold is even more concerning, as it could lead to health problems and roof decay. This extent of this type of leak could mean it’s time for a replacement and extra ventilation and moisture protection to prevent the problem from happening again.

Shingles Are Curling and Buckling

When your shingles aren’t lying flat, moisture is likely the cause. If water is penetrating your roof and the shingles are curling and buckling, it might be time to start considering a replacement. While the underlying cause could also be improper felt underlayment installation, an aged roof that has these problems might be nearing the end of its life.

You See Stains on the Ceiling

By the time the roof leak has allowed water to stain your plaster ceilings, it’s time to call a contractor and talk to your insurance company. Water damage is expensive; when you see evidence of it inside your home, don’t delay, call the Roof Doctor.

The Ridge Is Sagging

When the wear and tear on a roof has caused the ridge line to begin sagging, that’s when you know you need immediate replacement. Water leads to mold and rot, and when it has gained a foothold in the rafters and the roof ridge, you have a structural problem.

Call the Roof Doctor

Do you need immediate help with your roof?

Any active roof leak is an emergency, and we are here to help. Get in touch with the Roof Doctor today so we can determine the extent of the damage and make our best professional recommendations on what to do with your roof. If there is any chance we can repair it, we will, even if it’s just for the interim while you save for a replacement.

We are here to help — give us a call today!