Here Are Five Potential Signs of a Roof Leak
How to Spot a Roof Leak
Knowing you have a roof leak is usually obvious when you see the water spot on your ceiling. However, it can be much harder to pinpoint the cause of the leak.
Five Potential Signs of a Roof Leak:
Water spots on your ceiling or walls.
Cracked or damaged shingles.
Missing or damaged flashing or boot covers to roof penetrations.
Water spots or wet roof decking (seen through the attic).
What Causes a Roof Leak?
Once inside the attic, water can travel along rafters and other horizontal surfaces making it difficult to find the exact entry point.
You may assume your shingles are at fault, but it could be missing flashing around a chimney, or some other entry point, that's allowing the water to get inside your attic.