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How Can You Identify Where Your Roof Is Leaking?

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If you want your home to continue operating within the ideal standards, it’s important to know how you can take care of leaks and even take the initiative in preventing and identifying them.

Roof leaks can be tracked down in a variety of ways. The most straightforward one is to go straight to the source. Flashing installations are often the root of all “evil” here, as the flashing is the element that carries the most weight in determining whether or not water can pass through the most sensitive and vulnerable areas of your northern Virginia roofing.

Another method that can be used is to track the roof leak from the place where it was discovered, all the way to its source – which will usually be somewhere close to the exterior surface of the roof. Surprisingly, however, you might find that sometimes the leak actually originates from somewhere closer to the interior of the roof, as many roofing designs are quite complex and could present that problem – even if the interior structure’s problems are just a catalyst for the leak’s presence.

Lastly, leaks can be identified by examining the exterior landscape of the roof. Sometimes leaks are made possible by subtle damage, and the easiest way to discover them is to actually pour a little water through various damaged areas, and see which of them leads to the interior part where the leak might have appeared the first time.

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