How To Check A Roof Leak vs Condensation

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When it comes to inspecting your roof, one of the things that you are naturally going to want to look for is a leak. The moment that you see a leak or potential stain on your roof, you want to act quickly to avoid any possible water damage or serious repairs. However, in some cases, you may be jumping the gun. It’s very possible that these issues could be stemming from condensation rather than a leak. Here’s how you can tell the difference.

Condensation vs Leaks

When My Roof Has to Be ReplacedCondensation tends to pop up when there’s moisture in the air that ends up coming into contact with a naturally cold surface. You can see this with windows sometimes, stemming from a lack of insulation in those windows, and moisture contacting cold air that comes in through the glass. As a result, there’s a chance that if you see water and condensation coming up in naturally moist areas, like a kitchen or bathroom, you may not have a leak on your hands. This especially applies if it can be seen around light fixtures or skylights.

If you can’t figure out the difference, do a little bit of an inspection, but make sure that you don’t climb on the roof yourself due to safety reasons. Broken or missing shingles may mean that there is a potential leak. Another thing worth doing is going into the attic on a bright day and trying to look for sunlight.

Fixing Your Roof Issues

If you see any of the telltale indicators of a roof leak, you want to act quickly and avoid any potential damage. If you are looking for a top roofing company in the Denver area, contact Horn Brothers Roofing today for a free estimate. We bring a combination of experienced and certified installers out in the field as well as skilled project management so you can reap the full benefits of our decades of experience. We will be closed 12/21-1/7/2019 For Christmas and New Year.

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