Few things are more concerning to a homeowner than looking up and seeing a wet spot on their ceiling. Roof leaks can happen for a number of reasons, but it's important to remember that if you can see it in your home's interior, the leak has likely been there for awhile.
At Northeast Home & Energy, our roofing professionals know how to identify the source of roof leaks and provide expert repair. If your roof has been exposed to severe weather or if you have any other reason to suspect a roof leak, we can help. Call us today at 1-855-960-5504 or click below to get a free estimate in Grafton, Worcester, Framingham and the nearby areas.
Finding the origin of a leak when the underside of your roof is hidden, such as with cathedral or vaulted ceilings, is a real challenge. Water can travel many feet from where it enters before showing itself. With drywall or paneling on the ceiling, it may travel even further. A small leak may not even be noticeable except during prolonged rainfall, but that doesn't mean it's harmless. Moisture inside the roof assembly can degrade insulation and promote the growth of mold and wood-rotting fungus.
With substantial leaks, you will see discoloration on your ceiling. On a horizontal ceiling, water may pool and saturate the drywall. If you see this happen, puncture the saturated area with a pencil and allow the water to drain into a large bucket until you can repair the roof. If the leak cannot be found by inspecting the roofing, a sizable section of drywall will have to be removed to pinpoint its location. Once the leak has been located, technicians will measure from reference points, such as a chimney and the ridge, so they can transfer the leak location to the roof.
Damaged shingles. Fixing roof leaks includes sealing all entry points like shingles that are torn, cracked, or damaged.
Over time, even the best roofing system can develop problems. The good news is that we can replace shingles and repair a leaky roof caused by wind damage, hail damage or general wear and tear. If your roof needs to be replaced, we provide quality roof installations and roofing services.
Repairing a leak may be as simple as troweling roofing cement over old, cracked flashing, or as involved as replacing a large area of wind-torn shingles. Northeast Home & Energy's roofing experts can handle any type of roof repair, including those that involve replacing fractured or rotted rafters and rotted decking. We take care to match existing shingle color and texture as closely as possible.
Call us today at 1-855-960-5504 or contact us online to learn more about our complete roof repair services and to get started with a free estimate. We offer all our roofing services in Grafton, Worcester, Framingham, North Grafton, South Grafton, Millbury, Shrewsbury, Westborough, Quincy, Randolph and the nearby areas.