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5 Signs Your Roof is Leaking

The last thing you want to find out is that your roof is leaking, and one of the scariest things to wonder when finding a leak is "how long has this been happening?" That's why knowing the signs of a roof leak can be extremely helpful as a homeowner, and can help you prevent further damage. 

Most of the time, physically seeing water dripping could be the last sign that your roof is leaking, signifying that much more of your home's internals have been affected.

Broken or Missing Shingles

One of the easiest ways to check up on your roof's wellbeing is by checking the outside of your home for broken or missing shingles, especially after a thunderstorm. Your roof is made up of shingles that guide the water off of your home, meaning that if they're broken or missing, then water is going to find a way in. These damages should be fixed or replaced as soon as you notice in order to minimize future damage.

Ceiling Spots

Another way to spot the signs of a roof leak is by noticing water spots and stains on your home's ceiling. This is typically the sign that water has not only leaked through your roof, but pooled up enough to soak through the ceiling. Oftentimes these are easy to notice, but some people often miss them when they form in the corners of rooms or above doorways.


Finding a leak in your roof through a drip is never an enjoyable experience, but the best part of drips means that finding the problem spot on your roof is easier than other types of leaks. If you see dripping water in your roof deck or hear dripping water through the ceiling or walls, contact your roofing professionals immediately.

Rusty Pipes

One thing that might indicate a leak in your roof is if you begin noticing wet or rusty pipes that connect above the home. Noticing this type of leak may not only indicate that your roof is damaged, but also that your pipes have not been properly sealed. This type of leak repair can be a very easy fix, so contact your roofing professional when you notice wet pipes.

Mold Growth

When your roof leaks, moisture builds up in dark areas that can grow mold, fungi, and moss. This can be seen inside your roof deck and on your home's exterior walls. Roof leaks can let water into your home's walls and roof, leading to mold growth on your home's interior as well.

Think You Have a Leak?

Over time your roof will show signs of aging, and knowing where to look for leaks can help you stop problems before they get worse. At Trotter Roofing & Gutters, our goal is to provide a roof that can stand up to the elements, but we also know that leaks happen. Our 10-year NO LEAK warranty is in place to ensure the safety of your home.

If your roof needs repair, contact Trotter Roofing & Gutters today for a free estimate!

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