Friday, February 17, 2012

Roofing Tip

Here is a tip from Danny Lipford, a nationally syndicated TV show host of Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford.

What could that wet spot on my ceiling mean?

The dreaded water stain on the ceiling is a sure sign of a leak that needs to be fixed right away, before it does any more damage. A little detective work in the attic or room above the leak should, in most instances, reveal what's causing it.

Roof leaks can be difficult to find, because water often runs down the roof decking or rafters before it reached the ceiling. Common culprits include damaged shingles, nail pops, gaps around flashing on chimneys, dormers, valleys or cracked vent pipe boots. Damaged shingles should be replace and suspicious spots sealed with roofing cement.