Wet red tile roof after rain

How to Find the Cause of a Leaky Roof

A leaky roof is something every homeowner despises, and it can happen for a variety of reasons. If you recently noticed a water stain on the ceiling of your home, especially in the upper levels, it is possible your roof has a leak. Before calling us for roof repair in Ramsey County, MN, there are a few things you can do to determine the cause of the leak.

  1. Locate the leak inside of the home. This will help you confirm if the water is indeed due to a roof leak or if there is an issue in other portions of your home, such as the plumbing, drains, or HVAC.
  2. Once you are sure it is your roof that is leaking, measure the location of the leak using two fixed points such as perpendicular walls or the chimney.
  3. Go into your attic, if accessible, and locate the leak source underneath the roof deck, using your measurements as guides. Take note of the area the leak is dripping from and remember that the actual entry point may be slightly different than where the leak shows in your living space.
  4. In the attic, measure the location of where the water is coming in from using fixed points, such as pipes, vents, or perpendicular walls. This information can significantly help your contractor in efficiently finding the openings in your roof in which the water is entering.

 

When you are in need of roof repair in Ramsey County, MN, EZ Home Solutions has you covered. Contact our roofing contractors today by calling (952) 544-7663 to schedule a free home inspection.