Yikes! Dripping rainwater is never fun. But is it a sign of serious roofing damage? The answer depends on a few key factors. In this article, you will learn when water dripping is considered a problem- and how you can repair your roof quickly.

External Water Dripping

You will usually water dripping down the sides of your home, stemming from your gutters. The problem could be with your gutters or gutter flashing. However, the problem might also be a roof issue, such as cracked shingles, damaged flashing, or a sealing issue on your roof valley. Investigate the source of the water to help you determine where the issue is coming from. Sometimes, a simple shingle or gutter repair will fix the issue.

Internal Leaks

When you think of water dripping, this is what usually comes to mind. Whether it’s tiny drips of or a full stream, water leaking from your ceilings can be disturbing to any homeowner. These leaks generally mean that shingles or roof flashing are damaged to the point of being ineffective. Water damage can also affect the wood, drywall, insulation, and other materials between your ceiling and roof. If you notice an internal leak, then it is important to get a roof inspection as soon as possible.

Acting Fast is Crucial

Internal damage is generally a bigger problem than external damage. However, both need immediate attention. Any excess water means some part of your roof system is not functioning optimally. This might mean more extensive repairs in the future. Solve the problem while it’s still minor to save yourself the headache later.

Seeking Professional Help

If you are dealing with water dripping, then it’s important to call in the pros. Only a roofing expert can properly evaluate your roof and recommend the right repairs. Telge Roofing offers free consultations. Give us a call for expert roofing advice today.