Have you noticed signs your roof is leaking? There could be water spots on your walls, stains on your ceilings, or an obvious drip or puddle of water. When this happens, you may wonder what’s causing it.
Your Roof Is Damaged
When you’re trying to identify the cause of a roof leak, the first starting point is the roof itself. Inspect it yourself or look into local roofing companies that can do so for you. Holes, damaged or missing shingles, and other types of damage can leave your roof susceptible to water.
Your Gutters Are Clogged Or Damaged
Do you clean your gutters routinely? It’s important to keep up with that because gutters are essential for keeping water away from your roof and home. If they’re clogged — or even worse, damaged — they won’t work properly anymore. Clear them if they’re jammed or contact us to repair them if they’re broken.
Your Roof Is Worn Down
Depending on the age of your roof, it could be getting worn down. Over time, harsh Minnesota weather conditions and other factors wear it down and cause the roof to deteriorate. As a result, water could easily find a way inside. You’ll need an experienced roofing company to replace your roof.
Your Chimney or Skylight Was Installed Improperly
Does your home have any skylights or a chimney? If so, and you’re experiencing leaks, it could be because either of those wasn’t installed properly. Our Exteriors Plus team suggests getting them resealed to correct this.