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Some types of roof damage are obvious while others are harder to spot. These tips from our Winter Park roof leak repair team will tell you what to keep an eye out for.

An average asphalt shingle roof can last upwards of 20 years with proper maintenance. The key to extending the life of your roof is to know some common roof leak causes and be proactive with repairs. Don’t let a small issue turn into a larger, more expensive one! 

We asked our team what the telltale signs are that you need Winter Park roof leak repair, and here’s what they reported. If you see any of these signs, call us at Advantage Roofing right away so that we can assess the situation and perform any repairs that your roof may need.

Water Spots

Typically, when you have a leak in your roof, it will leave evidence behind in the form of water spots on your ceilings and walls. These spots will only grow over time, so if you see one pop up one day, know that you need a professional roofer to take a look at your roof as soon as possible. 

If water has made it all the way to the interior of your home, it has penetrated through your shingles, the underlayment under your shingles, your attic, and your insulation. There’s no way of knowing how severe the leak is without a trained Winter Park roof leak repair specialist performing an inspection.

The good news is that a roof leak can be repaired by replacing the damaged area of shingles and underlayment. You’ll also need to replace the section of the ceiling and/or wall that has water damage. And as long as no mold or mildew is present, you should be back to normal in no time.

Missing Or Cracked Shingles

Your shingles are laid out in such a way that allows water to run efficiently off of your roof, through your gutters, down your downspouts, and to the ground. If a shingle or two (or more) come off of your roof, you could have an unprotected area that’s vulnerable to water. Similarly, if your shingles become cracked, their structural integrity is compromised. The problem with missing or cracked shingles is they can be hard to discover. 

After a particularly severe storm with heavy winds, you may see some shingles on the ground, but if your shingles slid down into the gutter or blew far away, you may not know they’re missing. And you likely wouldn’t be able to spot a crack from the ground.

The best way to know if you have any shingle cracks or bare spots is to have our Winter Park roof leak repair team get on your roof and check it out. If repairs are needed, we can provide you with a plan of action.

Missing Or Damaged FlashingWinter Park roof leak repair

Flashing is a flat and thin material used to keep water out of seams and transitions on a roof. You’ll see flashing around your chimney, roof vents, and skylights. It’s typically made of aluminum, galvanized steel, stainless steel, or copper. As you can imagine, damage to your flashing is an invitation for water to seep into your roof. 

Sometimes you can spot flashing damage, but if the damage is minor, your roofer needs to evaluate it closely while he’s on your roof. During your Winter Park roof leak repair inspection, we’ll check your flashing points to make sure they are doing their job correctly.

Advantage Roofing Can Spot Damage, Big And Small

It’s best to have your roof inspected periodically so that if an issue has started, you can have it repaired before it turns into a larger problem. Our team of roof repair specialists can inspect your roof and recommend any repairs that are needed. Contact us with any questions about your roof and to schedule your roof inspection.