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Roof Leak: Signs To Look For

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A leaky roof can really put a damper on a homeowner’s budget (no pun intended). That’s why it is crucial to know the warning signs of a leaky roof, so that it can be repaired professionally and promptly. Your roof could be trying to communicate an important message, so read on to learn more about how to recognize the most common signs of rook leaks.

  1. Mold and Algae

    Mold and algae are often indicative of larger problems. Those who live in the hot and moist climates such as South Florida are usually the first to notice algae and mold on their rooftops. Airborne fungus and algae is deposited on the roofs of homes in this area without warning and unless a homeowner remains vigilant, their roof could spring a leak in rapid fashion.

  2. Shingles That Curl and Buckle

    Curling and buckling of shingles is usually a sign of excess water absorption, caused by advancing shingle age, unexpected roof decking shifting, or improper installation. Also, if the attic of the home is not properly insulated, this can cause hot air to collect and lead to shingle damage. A roof with corrupted shingles cannot protect itself from wear and tear.

  3. Improper Attic Ventilation

    An improperly ventilated attic causes bigger problems than simple shingle damage. Checking the attic on a regular basis ensures that hot air is not allowed to collect. An attic that is too hot also causes the home’s air conditioner to work much harder, which leads to breakdowns and roof damage. The roof’s shingles will slowly bake and it is just a matter of time before the roof leaks begin.

  4. rotting roof Visible Rotting

    Contrary to what some might tell you, roof rot is not supposed to take place and it is not a sign of aging that should be ignored. The roof’s mat takes on added moisture, especially in humid climates, which leads to visible rotting. Homeowners who have chosen to use shingles with an organic base for their roofing needs are particularly susceptible to this phenomenon, which is all the more reason to remain vigilant and keep roof rot from setting in.

  5. Spots on Ceiling or Roof

    If water is repeatedly penetrating your roofing surface and causing ceiling spots, this is a sure sign of a leak. These leaks will commonly manifest themselves in areas of the home where ceilings and vents are located. But homeowners beware, these leaks can also travel down the rafters and make their way throughout the domicile, far away from their original source.

If you want to know more about roof leak signs you should be on the lookout for, please call (561) 386-2109 or complete our online request form.

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- Anne Houvouras
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The RoofSmith fixed the part of my roof that had a water leak from a ventilation pipe that was not properly sealed when my roof was redone about 9 years ago from another roofing company. The repair job was done quickly and professionally. I recommend this company for anyone needing roof repair re-refoofing.
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After a rather exhausted search for someone I could trust to do my roof quite by accident my wife's boss had an excellent recommendation; her neighbor by the name of Danny Tomici, owner of The RoofSmith. I contacted him and unlike most roofers I'd contacted he promptly came over the next day. He gave me a fair estimate and impressed me so much (as someone I could count on) that I contracted him to do the job after giving a previous contractor an extra day to give me an estimate. Actually finally heard back from the other roofer A WEEK after...The RoofSmith had already finished the joke. The work was done within a reasonable length of time and the quality was outstanding. Replaced wood where needed and Danny personally took care of some minor issues promptly. I can't say enough about the job The RoofSmith and Danny Tomici did and I would highly recommend them, they can be trusted to do the job RIGHT!
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The RoofSmith recently performed work on a section of my roof that had leaking and corrosion. I was impressed by how responsive they were and how well they explained everything. Also thought their use of technology was great - they took videos of the before and after of the location so that I could actually see what had been done which is great because it saved me from having to climb up there myself! Would use them again and highly recommend.
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