Help!! My Ceiling is Leaking! The Leak May Be Your Roof

Here in Atlanta we are no stranger to heavy rainfall.  Just this week alone we saw over 6 inches in parts of the Atlanta Metro Area.  Not only is your home vulnerable to a slew of flooding issues but also many roofing issues, such as tree trunks slamming into your living room, wet leaky ceilings, destroyed furniture and mold and mildew issue.

What Causes A Leaky Ceiling?

Leaky Ceiling from a leaky roofNine times out of ten a leaky ceiling is due roof damage.  Other things that may cause a leak in the ceiling include a plumbing problem, a leaky skylight, a window leak, a siding leak or a masonry leak.

Health Problems Associated With A Leaky Roof

Respiratory disorders and infections:  According to the CDC molds are a huge factor in many respiratory disorders and infections such as, asthma. Some people with chronic lung illnesses, such as obstructive lung disease, may develop mold infections in their lungs. Also in relatively healthy children mold can cause those children to become susceptible to asthma and pneumonia.  Having your home inspected for leaks in your roof can prevent the mold from spreading throughout your home.

How to Check Your Roof For Leaks:

It can be difficult to find a leak in your roof. Often, a leak doesn’t become apparent right away. You may not notice a leak until it’s gotten pretty bad. It is recommended that you investigate and address any signs of a leak as soon as you notice it. Don’t put it off, because by the time you notice it, the problem may already be pretty serious. Contact SRC Today

  • Discolored spots on the ceiling
  • Peeling paint or rotting wood around skylights
  • Water stains or mold or mildew around your chimney
  • Finding shingles or other bits of debris from the roof in your yard
  • A musty especially in your attic (this is a sign of mold growth, which frequently occurs when your roof has been leaking)

Be Safe:  Contact a Professional Roofer

When checking for the source of a ceiling water leak, roofing experts and medical professionals alike recommend homeowners not climb up on their roof to look for signs of trouble. Falls from roofs are a very common cause of injury and can even be deadly. Instead, homeowners should inspect their roofs as best as they can from the ground, as well as inspecting the attic of the home and keeping an eye out for the signs of a leaky roof listed above.

Call a professional if you think your roof needs to be inspected. Professional roofers and other contractors that regularly climb ladders and work on rooftops have safety training as well as the appropriate safety gear and they can inspect the top of your roof safely.

Regardless of the size or nature of the project, at SRC we tackle it with an unsurpassed level of professionalism and commitment, and our clients always walk away satisfied. We stand by our work and by our motto that there is a perfect roof out there for everyone. It has been, and continues to be, our pleasure to help each and every one of our clients discover just what that roof is with as little hassle and frustration as possible. Whether it is a replacement, a repair, or a brand new building we are Atlanta and the Southeast’s one-stop roofing shop.

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