How to Spot a Roof Leak

If Your Roof Has a Leak, It’s Not Something to Ignore

Repairing a roof has to be one of the most inconvenient repairs to perform.  But you might, with some skill and a lot of patience, be able to make a small repair on your roof.

The first step would be to actually locate the leak.  We’ll give you some tips here to help you find your leak without having to climb a ladder and walk around on the roof.

Sometimes, what you consider a roof leak might actually be moisture or humidity in your house.  We’ll talk about how to know the difference in a condensation problem inside, and a leaky roof.

Leaky Roof vs. Moisture or Condensation

First, if you see stains on your ceiling, make note if there are several small stains, or if you’re seeing one big area that is discolored or stained.  The many smaller stains possibly indicate a condensation issue.  They will, no doubt, be closer to your exterior walls, and you’ll see them, even if the weather is dry and there hasn’t been rain in a while.

Secondly…is there a white center to the stain?  This is another prime indication of an inside moisture problem rather than a roof leak. Water condensation can create a mold problem that may or may not be readily apparent.  If you feel this is what you’re dealing with, call a water restoration specialist to help you know for certain.

If your roof is leaking, the stain could appear anywhere, not just close to the walls, as in the previous example. The center of this kind of stain will be darker in the middle and will get lighter the farther away from the center you look.  That’s because the center of a  stain caused by a leaking roof is older because that’s where the leak started.

Spot a Roof Leak

Is Your Ceiling Sagging?

The biggest reason a ceiling will sag is rain water that has collected into a pool on the ceiling.  If your ceiling remains wet, it will break down the ceiling material, and it will become even more soaked and will weaken to the point where it is sagging. Before attempting to repair your roof, the water should be drained totally. This can be accomplished by making a small hole in the wet area, and letting the water drain into a container.

Is Your Paint or Wallpaper Peeling?

Wallpaper that is coming loose from the wall or peeling paint are indications of a roof leak.  Especially telling is when the paint is peeling on an inner wall instead of an exterior wall.

Look for Mold

The presence of mold can be a sure sign of a roof leak or condensation.  Take a look around the vents and chimneys because mold is likely to appear here first. An underlying cause of mold is usually a leak in the flashing of a metal roof.  Metal roof leaks are easier to diagnose than a roof made with shingles or tiles.

Once you have evidence of a leak, you can then more easily trace it back to the source, and get a good idea of where the roof leak is on the outside.  Having the architectural drawings or plans for your house can be a big help in locating the possible leak.

If your roof is made with shingles or tiles, fixing the leak can be a fairly straight forward process.  For a tile roof, in most cases, the leak is from damaged or cracked tiles. Then, you will simply need to have the tiles replaced, and then the new tiles should be sealed with roof cement.

In the case of a metal roof, you will need to locate the leak and then seal it with either roof cement or caulk.

If locating and fixing a roof leak is not your “thing,” contact a roofing professional.
This is the safest and best way to solve those unexpected leaks.

Give Beemer Kangaroof a call today to schedule an inspection of your roof for possible roof leaks.

Benefits of Using Asphalt Shingles

When it is time to replace your roof, it will pay to know that many Roof Repair professionals recommend asphalt shingles because they are affordable, durable, and they add to the overall appearance of your home. Among the various materials available today for your consideration, asphalt shingles remain your most cost-effective option. And while many homeowners choose asphalt shingles because of their affordability, they also choose them because they provide supreme protection against various types of weather. Roof Repair and Roofing Specialists at Beemer KangaRoof ® can assist you in finding the perfect roofing material for your home.

asphalt shingles

In this article, you will learn more about the benefits and flaws of asphalt shingles to help you make an informed decision as to whether or not asphalt shingles are the best choice for you and your family.


When compared with other roof repair and replacement materials, asphalt shingles are, by far, the most affordable. For this reason, they are also a favorite choice among homeowners and roofing specialists. As a homeowner, for a relatively low upfront cost, you get supreme protection and, thus, peace of mind that your house is well protected against various types of weather. Remember that your roof’s most important job is to protect you, your family, and your home from being damaged by storms, hail, hurricanes, and other types of extreme weather.


Asphalt shingles now come in such varied styles and designs that you are sure to find a style, color, and design that compliment your home. You can choose from an abundance of styles and designs including regular and designer asphalt shingles, some of which effectively reproduce the look of cedar shakes or tile. Asphalt shingles also come in a rainbow of colors which will surely assist you in putting together your roofing system. You can even further increase your home’s curb appeal by working with a technician and creating a custom look.


Asphalt shingles require no specialized processes or tools in order to install them on your home. Thus, the installation cost is significantly lower than for other types of roofing materials. For instance, standing seam, slate, and tile roofing all require special installation processes and tools. And bestof all, installation of asphalt shingles only takes 1-2 days for an average size roof.
Bear in mind that affordability should not be the only standard by which you determine the most suitable roof for your home. Reputable Roof repair and replacement professionals advise homeowners to spend time to research the material you are buying and the roofing contractor you are working with. The costs of a certain roofing material should not be used to measure its quality.


More and more homeowners are going “green” than ever. Asphalt shingles can be recycled into new roads or other asphalt materials, however they do require special recycling processes. If you plan to recycle your asphalt shingles, you will have to work with a certified environment-friendly roofing company like Beemer Kanga Roof®. Our company recycles all asphalt shingles that are ready for disposal.

Looking for roof repair professionals to work with? Contact Beemer KangaRoof ®