Lesser-Known Signs That There May Be A Leak In Your Spanish Tile Roofing
The most obvious sign that your Spanish tile roof is leaking is water staining on your ceilings or walls or water dripping into your home. However, before this happens, there are often many other signs that a leak is present in your tile roofing. Unfortunately, most people do not know what these signs are, and as a result, they miss these signs. Here are some of the lesser-known signs that there may be a leak in your Spanish tile roofing.
There Are Black Streaks on Your Fascia Board
The fascia boards on your home are the boards that run just underneath the roof, or what most people refer to as the trim on a home. If your tile roofing has a small leak, you may notice that there are black streaks on your fascia boards. When water is able to seep underneath your roofing tiles, the water may encounter things like tar or underlay products that are found underneath the tiles or are used to adhere the tiles in place. The water may turn black due to those materials, leaving a residue on the fascia boards as it seeps out. This is a tell-tale sign that water is seeping under the tiles and a roof repair is needed.
There Is Algae or Plant Life on Your Roof
Another sign that there may be a leak in your Spanish tile roof, or one developing is algae or plant life on your roof. Both algae and plant life need water or moisture to grow. If algae or plant life is growing, water is sitting on your tile roof, which is indicative of water not draining from the roof. This is the first step to a leak forming or may indicate a leak is already present. Additionally, algae and plant life need to be properly removed, as both can damage your tiles, causing cracks to form.
Your Home Is Suddenly Not Staying Consistently Heated or Cooled
The final sign that there may be a leak in your Spanish tile roofing is that there is a space in your home that is not staying heated or cooled. If a leak is present on your roof, indoor air can seep out the leak and outdoor air can seep in through the leak. The space beneath the damaged roof will likely get hot or cold, depending on the outside weather. If a space is unexplainably not consistently staying heated or cooled, you may have a roof leak.
If you see black streaks on your fascia board, notice algae growth or plant life on your roof, or notice that a part of your home is suddenly not staying heated or cooled, you may have a leak in your Spanish tile roofing. Reach out to a local roofing contractor to schedule an appointment to have your tile roof inspected and, if needed, repaired.