During wintertime, drafty rooms and bursting pipes are homeowner’s concerns. However, people also have to deal with a wet roof this season. Leaks are highly likely over the colder months, and today, as a guide, your roof and siding contractor will share some of its possible sources.
- Attic Condensation. Often due to poor ventilation, this issue isn’t necessarily a leak, but it can easily be mistaken for one. This makes it essential to have a professional confirm the case before proceeding to any solution. Otherwise, you will likely encounter the same problem over and over again. Remember that a common sign of attic condensation is the presence of moisture or frost on the framing members or roof deck.
- Ceiling Stains. Water stains on your ceiling result from moisture getting into the attic and not being appropriately exhausted through the roof vents. Experts note that the steam turns to frost during the winter when it warms up due to your home’s rising indoor heat. Then, it melts and drips back down to the roof floor. When this occurs, you get multiple drips and stains on your ceiling.
- Ice Dams. Always ensure there isn’t excess snow on your roof and have its insulation and vents checked by a trained contractor. Most roof repair professionals would remind that your roof isn’t adequately ventilated. The warm temperatures in your attic can cause condensation, which can accumulate in your gutters and cause ice dams. When these melt during the day and refreezes at night, it can force the frozen water to get underneath the shingles, leading to water leaks inside your home.
- Plumbing Problems. Leaks related to this one can occur anytime during the year, and when they appear during wintertime, people might initially assume it’s an ice dam. However, if you have a water leak near a plumbing fixture, it is vital to have your plumbing checked as soon as possible. It’s best to hire a trusted home improvement professional to do the job for you.
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