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How Do Roofers Find Leaks?

Worried about roof leaks? Not sure if your roof can be repaired? Having a leaky roof doesn’t mean you need a new roof. Many leaks can be repaired without replacing the entire roof. Our inspectors will evaluate your options and recommend the best course of action for your roofing needs. Read on to learn how roofers find leaks and what you can do if you have a leaky roof.

Look for Stains and Soft Spots on the Roof

Many roof leaks leave visible stains on the roof. The rest of the roof may look light compared to the dark spot around the leak. Soft spots on the roof are another indication of leaking when the signs aren’t visible. Your roof inspector will walk around your roofing to detect areas with potential damage.

If Possible, Check inside the Attic for Signs of Roof Leaks

If there is attic access, the attic can be a great tool for finding roof leaks. Mold, dark spots and water in the attic can quickly pinpoint where a roof is. Not all attics have adequate moving room, and not all homes are designed for easy attic access. Nevertheless, this is a viable option for finding roof leaks.

Use Water to Detect Leaks

In tricky situations, sometimes a team of roofers will use water to detect roof leaks. One person will pour water in an area while the other looks around for where the leak is. The water mimics rain on an otherwise dry day, and it can identify a leak that may be hard to spot otherwise.

Trained Inspectors Evaluate Complex Roof Leaks

Some roof leaks are obvious, while others require specially trained eyes to catch. During our detailed roof inspections, we look for complex roof leaks and early warning signs. If we can catch a leak before it ever happens, you can save a ton of money in future repairs.

With McLean Roofing and Siding, you will always receive premium care from fully licensed roof inspectors. You’ll also get honest advice so you can make the best decision for roof repair, roof replacement and roof protection. We have the training and experience to pinpoint roof issues at the first signs, and we have the tools to address them. Give us a call at (248) 524-1111 to schedule your roof inspection.

What Happens after a Roof Leak?

Depending on the nature of your roof leak, you may only need roof repair. If the damage is extensive or the roof is beyond the point of repair, we can recommend different types of roofing for roof replacement. Value, integrity and dependability are always top priorities here at McLean Roofing and Siding. We want you to get the maximum return on investment, and we’ll provide recommendations accordingly. Reach out today to schedule a roof inspection from McLean Roofing and Siding.