Roof Damage Expertise
Water Damage in Tucson and the Surrounding Areas
When most people think of Arizona, they picture sunny skies and gorgeous desert landscapes. Yet, Arizona is also home to an annual monsoon season, which can give rise to flash floods and result in severe storm damage to buildings. If you’ve got a leaky roof, you can rely on the professional team at Blue Mountain Roofing to quickly assess and fix the problem. Our team has been serving the greater Tucson area for over 20 years. We provide prompt and professional roof repairs and full roof replacements on both residential and commercial buildings.
Signs of Hidden Water Damage in Your Home
It’s commonly thought that a roof leak is easy to spot. However, water damage doesn’t always involve a cascade of water flowing into your home from the roof. Indeed, water damage is often hidden. A slow leak can cause water damage sustained over a long period of time, which can create worse problems for your home than a significant, sudden leak. Blue Mountain Roofing recommends keeping an eye out for the following signs of hidden water damage that can be caused by leaky roofs:
Periodically, scan the ceilings and walls in your home for unusual discoloration. Be sure to check less frequently seen areas, such as the ceilings in your closets. Hidden water damage can cause brownish streaks or circles.
Does your home smell musty and you can’t figure out why? The problem may be mold growing behind your walls. It’s possible for slow leaks in pipes to cause a mold infestation behind the walls. However, the culprit could be a leaky roof.
If your home has an attic, take a trip up there every month or so to inspect the roof sheathing. Use a flashlight if needed to inspect the entire ceiling for any areas that look darker than the adjacent areas. A darkened area may indicate water damage.
Whether you detect hidden water damage or you have a sudden leak causing water to pour into your home, you can count on the expert team at Blue Mountain Roofing.
Common Causes of Roof Leaks
There are many possible causes of roof leaks and water damage in Arizona homes. At Blue Mountain Roofing, we’ve seen it all during our 20-plus years of serving the Tucson community. Some of the most common causes of leaky roofs include the following:
- Cracked flashing
- High winds (can dislocate shingles)
- Improper sealing of roof valleys
- Cracked mastic around roof penetration
- Storm damage (e.g. falling tree limbs)
In addition, a roof can begin leaking when it reaches the end of its lifespan. When this occurs, we recommend replacing the roof rather than making repairs.