How to Spot a Leaky Roof

Easy Tips for Spotting Roof Leaks in Arizona Homes

Leaky roofRoof leaks can be sneaky troublemakers, but spotting them early can save the day! Whether you have a foam, tile, or shingle roof in sunny Arizona, here are some simple ways to catch those leaks before they cause big problems.

Foam Roofs:

Foam roofs are cool and great at keeping the heat away, but leaks can still happen. Keep an eye out for:

  1. Bubbles or Blisters: Check for bubbles or raised areas on the roof. These might mean water is sneaking in.
  2. Cracks or Splits: Look for tiny cracks or splits in the foam. They can let water seep in and cause trouble.
  3. Damp Spots Inside: If you notice damp or discolored spots on the ceiling inside your home, it might be a sign of a foam roof leak.

Tile Roofs:

Tiles look sturdy, but they can let leaks slide in! Watch out for:

  1. Broken or Missing Tiles: Check for any tiles that are broken, cracked, or missing. These gaps can let water in. If you have an old or cracked underlayment, it opens a path for the water to get in.
  2. Loose or Shifted Tiles: Tiles that are loose or shifted can create openings for water to sneak through.
  3. Water Stains: Keep an eye out for water stains on the ceiling or walls inside the house. They might signal a leaky tile roof.

Shingle Roofs:

Shingle roofs are common and reliable, but leaks can still find a way. Here’s what to watch for:

  1. Damaged Shingles: Look for shingles that are cracked, curled, or missing. They’re like an open door for leaks!
  2. Loose or Displaced Shingles: Shingles that are loose or out of place can let water slip underneath.
  3. Ceiling Spots: If you see wet spots or peeling paint on the ceiling indoors, there might be a shingle roof leak to blame.
Quick Tips for All Roofs:
  1. Inspect After Storms: Check your roof after heavy rains or storms. They can reveal hidden leaks.
  2. Gutters and Downspouts: Keep them clean! Clogged gutters can cause water to pool and sneak into your home.
  3. Attic Check: Take a peek in the attic occasionally. Spots of light coming through or dampness are signs of trouble.
What to Do Next?

If you spot any signs of a roof leak, don’t wait! Call 480-367-1171 and ask for one of our professional roofers to check it out. We can help fix the problem before it turns into a bigger headache.

Remember, catching leaks early can save you lots of hassle and keep your home cozy and dry, even under the Arizona sun!

“It’s not just any roof; it’s a TraVek Roof!”

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