Identifying Condensation in the Attic
When the temperature drops, frost can accumulate in your attic. When the frost melts, it can leave water marks on ceilings and walls, making it look like you have a roof leak. If you notice water stains like these in your home and can’t identify any exterior damage, then condensation is a likely culprit.
Attic Condensation Prevention & Repair
To prevent condensation in the attic, take the same steps as described above for preventing condensation on your windows. Keeping all the air vents open and using your exhaust fans helps remove the moisture generated by cooking and bathing, reducing the potential for condensation.
Identifying a Roof Leak
When a roof leaks, it will often cause water to pool above the ceiling. If you see signs of this, it’s more likely to be a leak. Regardless of whether water infiltration is a result of a leak or condensation, it’s best to call a professional to inspect it. Leaks and condensation can both lead to mold or ceiling collapse.
Roof Leak Prevention & Repair
A roof leak is almost always a surprise. If your roof is suddenly leaking, don’t panic. Taking steps to minimize the damage is your best immediate course of action. If it’s clear that the leak is spreading, you can poke a small hole to let the water drain and prevent your ceiling from collapsing. You can apply roofing tape or caulk to any holes in your attic as a temporary solution until a professional can come and repair or replace your roof. Sometimes, if a leak is caused by a defect in materials or workmanship, a repair may be covered by either a manufacturer’s or installer’s warranty.
Calling a professional to repair a leak is the best way to make sure it’s done correctly and your home is protected from further damage, and regular professional inspections, especially after heavy storms, will help prevent leaks from occurring in the first place. With winter well on its way, it’s time to prepare your home for any weather that comes with it. If you need an inspection or repair in Central Iowa, contact Hedrick Construction! We’ll make sure your home is ready to face the winter.