Spots and water damage is caused by water infiltration from
your roof. Leaks can find their way into your home in various places.
Any one of the common roof problems that we've been discussing
(rotting, curling, blistering, flashing, missing shingles, buckling
etc.) can result in leaking. These leaks cause brown stains to form
on your sheetrock ceilings. However, you can still have leaks in
your roof and not see any browning or spotting.
Leaks can make their way into your attic and into your insulation.
It can sometimes take months for these leaks to penetrate through
the plywood decking, through the felt, through your insulation and
eventually through your ceiling. It's a good idea to inspect your
attic in the spring and fall to see if there is any visible leaking
that has not made its way through your ceiling.
If you do find browning or leaks in your attic you will
need to first find out where the water is coming in. Again, doing
an attic inspection will be your first task. Using a flash light,
look for obvious water stains on the rafters and underside of your
roof decking. Look around chimneys pipe vents, fans and roof vents.
Also perform the same inspection from the exterior of the roof.
You will also find it help full to do an evening or nighttime inspection.
While one person is in the attic, and another on the exterior of
the roof - the antic inspector can shine a bright drop or flashlight
in these common areas or near where the leak is staining. The person
on the exterior will then be able to see the light shine through
the area that is allowing the water to enter.
If you have larger areas that is causing the leak then you may
need to replace your entire roof or that entire section of roof.
For a more permanent solution, re-roof with Owens Corning Shingles.
They are specifically designed to withstand North and south Carolina
moisture conditions for extended periods of time and are backed
by our strongest product warranties* available to homeowners.
For the average homeowner this process can be difficult and dangerous
to do on their own. Patton General Contracting* is a certified installer
of Owens Corning roof products as well as RoofLock - a product designed
to clean and protect your roof from this type of issue. Visit
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