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    Roof leaks need to be fixed as soon as possible. Otherwise, moisture damage may affect other parts of your home, turning relatively straightforward repairs into more extensive—and expensive—overhauls. That’s why it’s important that homeowners at least have a basic understanding of the warning signs of a roof leak.

    Sully-Jones Roofing, your trusted residential and commercial roofing contractor, lists the warning signs you need to keep an eye out for below:

    Warning Signs Your Roof

    1. Mold 

    Keep an eye out for green and black spots indicating the presence of mold, which thrives in dark, damp environments created by roof leaks and poor ventilation. Mold is a problem because it eats away at wood and can cause allergies to flare up.

    2. Ceiling Stains and Damp Walls 

    Ceiling stains and damp walls are a sign that the water that infiltrated your roof managed to make its way to your interior.

    3. Rusty or Clogged Gutters 

    Your gutters serve as your roof’s first line of defense against the elements. They protect your roof from moisture damage by diverting rainwater away. However, your gutters won’t be able to do their job if they have leaks (caused by rust) or are filled with leaves and debris that prevent water from draining away.

    4. Loose or Damaged Flashing 

    Flashing (the thin pieces of metal covering your roof joints) are considered the weak points of your roof. Over time, they might loosen or get dislodged, creating gaps in your roof. That’s why it’s important to have your roof routinely inspected. Remember: the sooner roof leaks are detected and roof repair is conducted, the cheaper and the better.

    How Often Should Your Roof Be Inspected?

    As a general rule, your residential roof should be inspected at least twice a year and after a storm or extreme weather event.

    Sully-Jones Roofing, a company with nearly 70 years of experience, offers a wide range of professional roofing services, including residential roof replacement and repair services. To schedule a free inspection, call us at (619) 444-0150 or fill out this form. We serve homeowners in Chula Vista as well as the surrounding CA communities.