Tracking Roof Leaks in Your Home

As an expert roofing and vinyl siding contractor, one of the things we deal with at The Carpenter’s Touch is helping our customers spot roof leaks in their homes and accurately determine their origin points. Here are some tips to help you understand that process better and pinpoint the causes behind your leaky roof as well.

Tracking Roof Leaks in Your Home

Eliminate Possibilities

First, try to determine if the signs of water damage you’ve spotted are actually caused by a roof leak or otherwise. Inspect air conditioning units nearby. Check that windows are well-sealed. Is your plumbing the problem? Once you’ve eliminated all other possibilities, you can, then, proceed to look at your roof more closely.

Know Your Roof

At The Carpenter’s Touch, our dependability as a roofing and siding contractor extends to helping our customers understand their roof better and pick the right solutions. You certainly don’t need to know as much as professional roofers do, but having the basics down is always beneficial. Leaks can stem from broken or missing shingles that have been overlooked for repair or replacement. Inadequate flashing makes it difficult to keep moisture from penetrating into lower roofing layers. A damaged underlayment is a definite red flag.

Get Expert Help

Once you’ve figured out where the problem might be coming from and which part of your roof might need attention, call for expert help. Have a trusted roofer by your side to help you make the best decisions in repairing your roofing system. Go with manufacturer-certified contractors who are well-recommended by their previous customers, too.

If you want to learn more about roofing leaks and where to find them, reach out to our team at The Carpenter’s Touch. We are a GAF Master Elite® contractor and, as a James Hardie® Elite Preferred Contractor, we provide James Hardie siding options as well. Our number is (973) 994-1085. We serve residents located in Morristown, NJ.

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