If you’re noticing stains on your ceiling or walls, it could indicate a potential leak in your roof or condensation in the attic. Either way, it’s important to have any issues properly inspected and fixed before they can develop into something more serious and costly. Read on to learn more about condensation and how to fix a leaking roof.
Signs of Condensation
Condensation is commonly found on window panes, but it can also occur in the attic, causing stains along the ceiling and walls. When there’s moisture in the air and it comes into contact with a cold surface, this causes the condensation to form. It can be caused by poor insulation and air leaks. But how can you determine whether there’s an actual roof leak or just condensation? The key factor is usually the origin of the moisture. If there are watermarks around areas that aren’t unusual, such as the bathroom, near a window or skylight in the ceiling, then it is likely a result of condensation.
Signs of a Leak
Alternatively, when water stains occur in more random areas, such as spots on the ceiling directly under the roof and away from moisture-prone areas, this could indicate a leak in the roof. Luckily our team at Roofmaster knows how to fix a leaking roof and is happy to help!
How to Fix a Leaking Roof
To make sure there aren’t any serious problems festering, get your roof inspected. We always recommend hiring a roofing professional to perform a safe and thorough inspection so they can catch any potential problems early. We will check your attic and look closely for any signs of cracks or air leaks. We will keep an eye out for the sun poking through or any damp sections. If your roof is in fact leaking, we can perform the necessary repairs needed to prevent the issue from escalating.
Even though condensation isn’t always something to worry about, any form of moisture around the roof can cause problems in the future if it’s not properly repaired. If you’re in Ottawa and need your roof inspected or repaired, contact us at Roofmaster today!