Key Danger Signals

Visual signs of attic stains/leaking

Old? Poor install? No proper ventilation? Storm damage? Could be any number of things. But without proper attention could lead to so much more.

Ice damming causes leaks

Roof Icy Leakage

Possible cause: Inadequate shingle underlayment which would allow water from ice dams to leak into the attic.

Stains on Interior Ceilings and Walls

Visible Ceiling Stains

Ceiling Stains

Ceiling Stains

Exterior Decay of plywood and/or Siding

Due to lack of proper underlayment

DETERIOATED OR MISSING SHINGLES

Old, Weathered & Deteriated Shingles

Weathered and past their life expectancy.

Weathered and past their life expectancy.

Blow offs / storm damage

Blow offs / storm damage

 

POOR CHIMNEY CONDITIONS

Cracks and missing mortar on the chimney crown.

Roof leaks that really AREN'T roof Leaks

Roof leaks that really AREN’T roof Leaks

Numerous temporary chimney repairs maxed out; leaving cracks and gaps for water to travel.

 

Roof Excessive Energy

Insufficient attic ventilation causes heating/cooling system to run excessively.

In warm weather, inadequate ventilation will trap hot air in the attic, causing air conditioning systems to work harder, or leaving your home’s interior hotter and less comfortable. Attic Ventilation: In both hot and cold weather, insufficient attic ventilation may cause moisture in the attic to become trapped and condense on the rafters. This condensed moisture can drip down onto the insulation and reduce its effectiveness. Excessive energy costs can result.