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We hear the words ‘water damage’ so often that sometimes we tend to ignore its real impact on our roofs.  Stains, leaks, and mold growth are some of the most common types of water damage and may sometimes signal even bigger problems in the roof structure. That’s why immediate attention is needed as soon as any of these signs are spotted.

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In line with this, homeowners are strongly advised to have a qualified contractor conduct a roof inspection, especially during this season. This will give you the opportunity to act before water damage causes your roof to deteriorate even further and before the arrival of worse weather. Weather.com recommends the following courses of action:

Roof: Repair or replace shingles around any area that allows water to penetrate the roof sheathing. Leaks are particularly common around chimneys, plumbing vents and attic vents. To trace the source of a ceiling leak, measure its location from the nearest outside wall and then locate this point in the attic using a measuring tape. Keep in mind that the water may run along an attic floor, rafters, or truss for quite a distance before coming through the ceiling.

Since water damage can put your entire house (and household) at risk, it is important that your roof uses only high quality materials recognized by the roofing and construction industry. Roofers in Maryland trust GAF, the leader among manufacturers of roofing materials. GAF offers a variety of roofing materials in a full range of colors and styles fit virtually any home. It’s worth the investment; after all, your roof is your primary line of defense against rough weather.

DryTech Roofing Company, a lead-safe certified company and one of the most sought-after Maryland roofers, is a GAF-certified MasterElite contractor serving Bel Air, Ellicott City, Laurel, Annapolis, Silver Spring, and Columbia. For inquiries, visit www.drytechroofingcompany.com.

(Article Excerpt and Image From Preventing Water Damage,weather.com)