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Is My Window or Roof Leaking?

Is My Window or Roof Leaking?

Both in residential and commercial roofing, leaks are bound to happen after a certain period of time. Whether because of old age, severe impact or lack of maintenance, windows, and roofs can lose functionality and let some water droplets pass through. In homes and buildings, water damage escalates pretty quickly, ruining everything in its path.

Both in residential and commercial roofing, leaks are bound to happen after a certain period of time. Whether because of old age, severe impact or lack of maintenance, windows, and roofs can lose functionality and let some water droplets pass through.

In homes and buildings, water damage escalates pretty quickly, ruining everything in its path. To avoid more complicated issues, schedule consultations and repairs immediately. The sooner you identify and fix those problems, the better.

Is My Window or Roof Leaking?

Roof Leaks

Wondering whether to call professional roofing or a windows & doors company? The ideal advice is to call them both! If you have massive leaks coming above your window, you probably have a leak in your attic and roof. The only slightly possible scenario where you might not be facing roof damage is when the leak is coming from the window and cannot be noticed in any surrounding areas like walls and ceilings.

The Signs

The thing about roofs is that you have to show them proper care on an annual basis. Otherwise, they might start to malfunction without any warnings signs. Here is how to check if you need to call a roofing company:

  • Exterior signs: Granules in the gutters, missing or curled up shingles, chimney trouble, damaged soffit and fascia, detached gutters, and saggy roofs? If you have one of these, immediately go to your attic for further inspections.
  • Interior signs: When a roof starts to leak, the first place where damage happens in the attic. Grab a flashlight and look out for moisture, mold, rotten wood, unpleasant smells, damp spots, uneven flooring, and bubbly walls.

Window Leaks

Noticing that you have a leaky window is easy. The signs are usually obvious and sometimes even a bit messy. However, identifying window trouble before it ever begins is hard and requires the eye of a professional. That’s why it is crucial to check for warranties and quality before the actual purchase.

The Signs

Window leaks can happen due to several reasons. The type of leak you are facing speaks volumes about the initial issue in your home. Here is what to expect when a damaged roof meddles with your windows:

  • Leaking from top: As we mentioned, this type of leak can be a sign of roof damage. In most cases, leaks coming above the window aren’t connected to the actual window but are faults inside the walls and roof. They can also be signs of improper drainage on the exterior. For instance, a detached gutter can carry water directly into a window.
  • Leaking from bottom: This situation can be trickier than the previous one. Leaks on the bottom of your windows can be signs both of structural and window damage. Because of gravitational forces, excess water that travels through your wall structure can end up at the bottom of your window. Contact professionals to determine the water source and the solutions.
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