if this happens you need roof leak repairAnytime now the snow will begin to melt. For many homeowners that’s when they realize that they need roof leak repair. Your local roof repair company can help, but only after the snow has melted from your roof.

Signs of a Roof Leak

Of course, water in your attic is a clear sign of a roof leak but rarely do people head up to their attic to check on things. Some other signs of a roof leak include:

  • Water spots on your ceiling
  • Peeling or bubbling paint, especially high up on walls
  • Water on your windowsill or around your windows when it hasn’t rained
  • Wet or compressed insulation

What many homeowners don’t realize is that water follows the path of least resistance and not all water comes in through the actual roof. Sometimes roof leak repair includes fixing flashing or fascia.

Call for a Roof Repair Estimate

Although your roof repair company can’t make any repairs until the snow melts from your roof and the temperatures are above freezing, it’s never too early to call your roof repair company to get on their schedule. Let them know what you’re seeing and they’ll plan a visit as soon as they can. In the meantime, consider carefully using a snow rake to remove some of the snow from your roof. If you have ice dams and the temperature gets enough above freezing to loosen the ice from the gutters and you have the right ladder, try to remove the ice without damaging your gutters.

The freeze thaw cycle can be very hard on your roof. A small hole that becomes filled with water and freezes gets a little bigger each time it thaws and refreezes. Unfortunately, there is little that you can do other than stop the water as close to the source as possible with a bucket, tarp or towels.

Frank-Dale Roofing & Exteriors can help you with your roof leak repair needs. We can reseal or replace poorly installed flashing, replace shingles and repair your fascia. Because we’re a total exterior company, we can let you know if your issue comes from your chimney, siding or windows too. Call us today and we’ll add you to our schedule for a free estimate once the snow has melted. 414-425-5796 or fill out our contact form.