Water Stains – What Are They Telling You?
Water Stains on the Ceiling
Your house is neat, tidy, and so are you. You take pride in making your home a welcoming space for friends and family. There’s just one problem, that unsightly water stain on the ceiling. A ceiling stain can ruin the appeal of a room. Homeowners often grapple with how to address the issue. In most cases ceiling stains are evidence of a leak or more serious issue with your roofing system. Ceiling stains or water stains are more common in Mississippi due to our severe climate / weather.
Getting to the root of the problem requires the experience of a professional roofing contractor. If you have water damage inside your home, specifically water damage on your ceiling. Call a trusted Mississippi roofing contractor and schedule an estimate today.
Common Causes of Ceiling Stains:
A pipe leak is a common cause of ceiling water damage and stains. The leak is normally found close to the stain itself. Sometimes directly above the stain. Color and smell can be indicators of what caused the stain. If the stain is clear and doesn’t have a distinctive scent, it probably came from a water pipe.
Though pipes are common causes of water stains, the leak could also be the fault of the roofing system itself. Bad insulation on a duct or skylight, worn waterproofing, or even gaps between flashings, can create a roof leak that causes a stain. Mississippi’s rough climate puts greater than average wear and tear on local roofing systems, meaning this type of damage is more common. If the leak came from the roof, water traveling through materials will often make the stain brown or dark in color.
Clogged or warped gutters can create interior water damage or stains. Gutters are designed to take water off your roof and away from your home. When water can’t drain freely, it accumulates and seeps underneath your roofing material, eventually into your home- creating the stain.
Call a trusted local Roofing contractor
If you have water damage inside your home, specifically water damage on your ceiling. Call a trusted Mississippi roofing contractor and schedule an estimate today. Your roof is the most important investment you will make regarding the life of your home or business. Our team of experts at Ready 2 Roof understand and take this responsibility very seriously. From a hole in your roof, to a whole new roof, contact us today for Mississippi’s preeminent roofing experience. We proudly serve Jackson, Meridian, and all surrounding areas.