Identify Signs of Roof Leaks


How do I know if my roof has leaks?

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. You may assume your shingles are at fault, but it could be missing flashing around a chimney or some other entry point, that is allowing the water to get inside your roof. Once inside, water can travel along rafters and other horizontal surfaces making it difficult to find the exact entry point.

With missing, cracked or damaged shingles, water can begin to leak into your home. A leak that starts out small and slowly, can cause a lot of damage if a warning sign is ignored.

Causes of roof leaks

Water entries can be caused by an ice dam. That is formed by the continual thawing of snow over the warmer portions of the roof and refreezing over the cold eave. The ice dam can cause water to back up under shingles.

If your roof doesn’t have an ice and water underlayment installed under the shingles, you could be experiencing leaks. You have to take action against winter’s ice damming.

You may need to have a professional roofing contractor help diagnose your leak issue. In the Milwaukee area, Swift Roofing can help determine the cause of the leak and help in finding a solution.

Potential signs of a leak

Among the causes that were mentioned before, you have to pay attention, to prevent or repair water leaks, on events like:

  • Water spots on your ceiling or walls
  • Missing shingles
  • Cracked or damaged shingles
  • Missing or damaged flashing or boot covers to roof penetrations
  • Water spots or wet roof decking

Contact the Swift Roofing team!

Looking for a roof replacement in Milwaukee? If you want a repair or a complete roof replacement, look for the experts. Swift Roofing is a trustable professional company when it comes to roofing needs in your home. Let’s get connected!

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