15 Jul What to do about the water stain on your ceiling
If you notice an unsightly stain on your ceiling, chances are it was caused by a water leak. Even if the area feels dry to the touch, you’ll want to take the time to determine where the leak is coming from. You might not need roof repair from Boca Raton based Integrity Roofing & Waterproofing, a Palm Beach County roofing company back by more than 30 years of experience, you might need the help of a plumber – either way, you’ll definitely want peace of mind.
Why bother if the spot appears to be dry? As Bob Vila cautions, “If you cover up a water stain without addressing the leak that caused it, you run the risk of additional staining on the ceiling, not to mention more serious structural or electrical damage. That’s why it’s so important to find and repair the cause of the water stain as soon as possible, even if it is no longer wet.”
Common Types of Roof Repair in Palm Beach County
You don’t need us to tell you that South Florida’s weather conditions can be harsh. Between heat, humidity, torrential downpours, strong winds and the punishing rays of the sun, your roof takes a beating! And let’s not forget the possible damage insects common to our area can cause.
After you’ve had the leak repaired, you’ll want to clean the stained area of your ceiling with bleach. Bob Vila offers more tips on fixing water stains on the ceiling if a simple cleaning won’t suffice.
If you think that stain on ceiling might be caused by a leaking roof, these are the most likely possibilities:
- Missing or damaged tiles or shingles
- Loosened seals around vents or joins
- Problems with the flashing (that’s the weatherproofing material that underlies your roof)
- Damaged fascia
All of these roof repairs are easy fixes for a licensed and experienced roofing contractor like Boca Raton based Integrity Roofing. We offer a two-year warranty on all roof repairs in Delray Beach, Boca Raton, Boynton Beach and any of the other Palm Beach County communities we proudly serve.