10 Feb Leaky Roof
Leaks typically occur around an inadequately flashed chimney, skylight, or other opening. They’re easiest to spot in the attic; inspect the rafters for water stains. Sometimes you can see daylight when you are in the attic. I have seen it around chimneys and it needs to be repaired.
- Clean leaves from roof valleys, chimneys and roof corners and examine where your siding on the dormers meets your roof. Often times, this siding is rotten because it is in contact with the roof.
- Examine the siding under roof eaves, and the ceilings in the rooms below, for water or discoloration, indications that ice dams might have created leaks along the roof edge.
- Inspect the roof for cracked, curled, or missing shingles. (Asphalt shingles typically last 20 years.)
- Use binoculars instead of climbing on the roof. Call a professional if you see potential problems!