An attic leak can occur at any time of the year, so it’s critical to keep your eyes open and be willing to take immediate action.
If you have reason to believe your attic is leaking, the first thing you should do is conduct a visual inspection. Using a flashlight, attempt to pinpoint the moisture and its entry point.
Here are some tips you can follow:
· Trace the leak back to the source
· Pay close attention to features close to the roof sheathing, such as vents and chimneys
· It only takes a small gap or crack for water to get into your attic
· Dirty insulation is a sign of an air leak, which typically means water will be close by as well
Even if you can’t pinpoint the location and cause, you can always contact a roofing contractor to assist you. They can examine your roof from the inside and out, thus finding the issue sooner rather than later.
Once you pinpoint the cause of your leak, you can turn your attention to solving the problem as soon as possible. This is also a job for a roofing contractor, as they know the best way to keep water on the outside looking in.
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