Leaking Roof Cause of Stains in Corners

Leaking Roof Cause of Stains in Corners

When talking about water damage, most people know that heavy rain can cause all sorts of problems inside a home if your roof leaks. It can flood flooring, rot wooden furnishings, and set off mold growth in the dark areas of the house. On top of that, water from heavy rain can also bring in all sorts of infectious waterborne diseases and pose a serious health threat to the inhabitants of the home.

Leaky Roof Causes Problems

A leaky roof can cause damage to the roof itself, but also to other parts of the home inside and out. Here’s some of the problems:

  • Dripping water into your house and the water can get on wood surfaces in the attic causing rotting and mold.
  • Leaks in the roof can stain the interior walls and ceilings inside the home.
  • Bowing of wood in walls and ceiling due to excessive moisture.
  • Compromises safety of electrical wiring and light fixtures.
  • Mold and mildew grows. While it is unsightly it is also very bad for your health!
  • Standing water attracts mosquitoes.
  • Other water diseases can take hold and grow.

When it’s Really Bad

On the inside of your home, sometimes the leak seems fairly obvious; or is it? Tell-tale signs range from inconspicuous to obvious. Such as wet spot stains on the ceiling and walls or water dripping onto your floors or furniture. When the leak is severe then call us immediately!

When the Leak is Showing Stains

The biggest problem is that water from a leaky roof rarely travels along a straight line. Discovering the source can be more difficult than simply going up into the attic and searching directly above where the wet spot or water stains are. Water will run down the roof, along rafters, under insulation, around framing member and pipes, and across ceilings until it finds its way inside your home. The actual entry point of the leak is often far away from where it shows up on your ceiling.

Since water always flows downhill, you can trace the leak back to its point of origin by starting at the bottom and working backwards uphill. Find a wet area in the attic and then follow it along its path. Always work upwards and eventually you should find an area that is dry uphill from that spot. The original entry point of the leak is likely to be coming from this area.

Toxic Mold Problems

Mold is toxic to breathe. So people exposed to it can develop upper respiratory problems. That makes it unsafe to reside in the home. Since mold isn’t always easy to find then you may not even know why you’re sick. Or that you are exposing yourself to it daily. Mold is it doesn’t always grow where you can see it. Often times mold is grow where it is difficult to detect. And once mold is establishes itself then it contributes to dry rot forming.

If you suspect you have mold then check the attic for signs of dry rot and water damage. Also look for mold too. You will need to have a contractor look at the damage and replace materials as necessary. Generally the mold gets its start from a leaky roof.. So you will need a contractor to inspect your roof for damage and leaks.

How to Avoid Big Roof Repair Costs

To save yourself big repair costs then consider doing regular preventative inspections and maintenance. You should perform a general inspection on your roof at least twice a year. Check for and repair the following conditions:

  • Mildew,
  • mold,
  • rust,
  • standing or trapped water,
  • visible damage,
  • discolorations,
  • deformations,
  • excessive debris on roof
  • missing roof shingles or tiles,
  • and anything else that doesn’t look right.

Promptly make all repairs as necessary. Eliminating a leaky roof cause is the best preventive maintenance you can do.

Leaky Roof Repairs

Leaky Roof

If you decide to find a professional roofing contractor, AKA roofer, to do your leaky roof repairs then here’s some insider tips that may help guide you in making the most informed choices.

Training

Checking their training and qualifications in this field should be essential. Roofing contractors are different in the way they work compared to general contractors. So it could therefore be prudent to consider their competence on the job. The testimonials you find about them online could be used as the basis of choosing a competent one in your area. Same goes for general contractors. However, a general contractor worth his salt will have a wider knowledge and experience base in all aspects of construction, including roofing.

Reviews

It is through their customer testimonials and reviews that you may determine the reputation they have in providing their roofing services. By looking at these tips you may be able to select a reliable company to provide you with long lasting solutions.

Longevity

Storm damage roof repairs can be expensive and involved. You want it done right. There are a lot of roofing companies vying for your business. General contractors, on the other hand, have other construction services they offer other than roofing. Therefore there aren’t nearly as many “storm chasers” found in the general contracting industry as there are in the roofing specific industry.

Tips from the BBB (Better Business Bureau):

⇒  Get more than one bid to compare contractors.
Keep in mind it’s not all about the money, it’s more about meeting the contractor first to get a feeling for their personality and ethics.

⇒ Check references on past work.
They should be able to provide you with an extensive list of real referrals either online or offline.

⇒ Make sure you understand the contract.
This is huge. Know the fine print! If you don’t then either ask questions for clarification or get advice from a trusted friend.

Be cautious about:

  • High pressure tactics
  • Shady looking out of town roofing contractor
  • Promises to do work with no insurance deductible
  • Under the table” or “off the books” payments.

Any quality contractor operates above board and within CA Sate and Federal laws and regulations. They should be able to provide you with an extensive list of referrals either online or offline. Ask for a list of jobs they’ve done for other customers in your area. Drive by and look at their work. If they are unable to provide you with solid references or are hesitant to let you look at some of their jobs, consider hiring a different roofer.

Roof Replacement – New Roof Construction

A difficult task for homeowners is attempting to find the source of a leaky roof. A professional is your best bet. But if you find yourself ready for a new roof then here’s what you do. Call us. We’ll come over and have a look. Then give you our professional opinion on the level of damage from your leaky roof cause. And then say what you should do in order to insure the overall safety of your home. We’ll address areas of concern and give our opinion on whether removal and new construction of your roof and other affected areas are necessary in order to solve your problem.

A leaky roof can do a lot of external damage as well as internal damage which includes creating a breeding ground for mold. Mold can make a home uninhabitable, make you sick and help create structural damage to the home that is costly to undo. So we can remove an entire section of your old leaky roof and replace it with all new materials.

Leaky Roof San Diego Roofing Contractor for Repair Damage

If you have a leaky roof with severe damage, and think it’s time for a new roof, don’t wait until it gets worse. It’s probably already causing expensive damage. Call HK Construction. We’ll come over, have a look at your leaky roof then give you our professional opinion on the level of damage and what should be done next in order to insure the overall safety of your home and family.

HK Construction is A+ Rated

HK Construction is an A+ Rated member of the San Diego Better Business Bureau (BBB). We are committed to providing customers with a great experience that is superior to any other contractor. We think that the best and most effective way of helping protect you, the consumer, is by giving you the information you need to make an informed decision in choosing a contractor to fix your roof.

HK Construction is Member of NARI and BBB

Whether we are being of service to you through our residential or commercial roofing division, rest assured that we will do the best we can to inform you of what is most important and you will have the right info to make the best decision for you, your family or your business. And after we’ve won your hard earned trust, we’ll do our very best to meet or exceed your expectations. And do it for an affordable price too!

Call us today for a risk free quote on new roof construction services.

Contact:

Company: HK Construction, Inc.
Phone:  858-748-6580
Owner: Marc Gieselmann, Owner
Email: hkc@cox.net

Serving all San Diego County.