No matter how you look at it, a leaky roof is never a good thing. It isn’t a problem you can or should deal with yourself, and it isn’t something that can be fixed with a simple patch either. Simply put, a leaky roof means trouble, and needs to be attended to quickly, before it becomes a bigger problem, if it isn’t already. If you’ve noticed you have a leaky roof, it probably already is a bigger problem.
When water is leaking into your home, enough for you to notice that it’s leaking, it has already run through the different layers of your roof. Here in the Venice and Sarasota areas of Florida, it’s humid and moist anyway, so anything that did get absorbed into the wood as it made its way through could be molding and rotting away, so you need to contact a roofing contractor.
Walk around your house and see if you can find the source of the leak. Sometimes the culprit is easy to find, and you could have found it just in time. Other times it isn’t as easy to spot.
Over time, any roof can show signs of wear and weakness. It’s important to keep on top of any signs that your roof might be in need of repair. Schedule regular roof inspections to be sure that there aren’t any little problems that can become worse. Keep an eye on obvious signs that there can be problems such as missing asphalt shingles, crumbling shingles, or missing or broken clay tiles. Climbing on your roof to inspect a leaky roof yourself could in fact cause more damage to either your roof or yourself, so it’s important to call a professional roofer to come inspect any potential damage.