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How do I find leaks on my roof?

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When you are attempting to track down a roof leak, start by looking at the area further up the roof from the stains. The first thing to look for is any objects penetrating the roof. These items are by far the most common source of leaks. It's rare for leaks to develop in open areas of uninterrupted shingles, even on older roofs. Objects to look for can include plumbing and roof vents, chimneys, dormers or anything else that projects through the roof. They can be several feet above the leak or to the right or left of it.

If you're home has an attic with access, the easiest way to track down a roof leak is to enter the attic with a flashlight and look for the evidence of water. There will be water stains, black marks, or even mold. If access is not an option, or you have a vaulted ceiling, the leak will have to be found from the roof.

Ej's Contractors will be happy to assist you in finding the leak. Keep in mind, by the time you realize you have a roof leak, there might already be a large amount of damage to your home. Contact us today for a free estimate.

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