April showers bring May flowers, or do they bring roof leaks?
Read this guide to be able to identify the signs of a roof leak by inspecting the interior and exterior of your house.
Why Is My Roof Leaking During Heavy Rain?
If you wait to repair a leak, even if it's small, you'll likely need a complete roof replacement. Because if left unattended, roof rot, mold, and mildew will develop.
When the snow melts, your roof becomes vulnerable. During the winter, ice dams block water from the gutters, forcing it to run back up the roof and seep under the shingles. Ice can crack the roof membrane due to the freeze-thaw cycle. When ice liquefies, it can dislodge the flashing. Gutters can sag and pull away from hydraulic pressure. Now add Spring rain to the mix, and you’ve got a leak!
How Do I Know If My Roof Is Leaking?
Look for these indoor signs of a leak:
Search for these outdoor signals of a leak:
Keep your home safe. West Michigan's Spring thaw can affect your roof in many ways. So, if you notice any indications of a leak, request a FREE Roof Inspection today!