In the day and age of Pinterest and the popularity of Do-It-Yourself techniques, it’s important to take a step back from your laptop and truly consider if a roof leak inspection is something you consider a DIY project (refer back to our Don’t DIY blog for reasons why). Or just type “pinterest fails” into any search engine like Google or Bing, and you’ll see what we mean. You wouldn’t perform surgery if you weren’t a doctor. Why would you try to repair the one thing keeping your family safe if you’re not a roofer?
Rarely, do we ever recommend a DIY approach when it comes to roofing, BUT if you’ve had a sneaking suspicion the latest storm wreaked havoc on your roof but aren’t quite sure what to look for or if it’s bad enough to call a roofer for an inspection, there are a couple ways you can check.
- Find a leak when there’s no chance of a leak. And by that we mean find evidence of a previous leak or spots in your roof that may be weakening. To do this, wait until it’s dry outside. Check for moldy corners, darkening ceiling tiles, and damp insulation.
- Use four of your five senses when it rains. When there’s a heavy downpour, take a trip up to the attic to check for leaks. Smell for mold, look for dark spots, listen for drips, and touch for dampness. We really don’t recommend you taste anything.
Of course these aren’t foolproof. When it comes to roof leaks in Central Arkansas, there are some hidden issues that only a professional is trained to find. We make getting an estimate as easy as possible by providing a contact form we answer as quickly as possible. Find it here and let us know your concerns about your roof leak.