How To Know If Your Sarasota Mobile Home Has A Roof Leak?

What is the most difficult part to fix a leak on the roof? Many times, it is to locate the problem. Of course, it is quite easy to detect water spots on the roof or mold growth, sure signs of a leak.

But once the water has penetrated the roof, it is easy to deviate to other parts, such as ceilings and insulations. So, although you can notice evidence of a leak in the corner bedroom, the vulnerable point of the roof can be quite far from that side of your mobile home.

Therefore, roof repair works are in a way the work of the detective. With these tips on how to find a leak on the roof, you can solve the case quickly and cover the leak before the damage is greater.

Water leaks at home are a true headache. Surely you fear this because some people have told you that you have to break ceilings or walls.

The water leaks can come directly from the rain, a broken pipe or an accident such as the falling of a tree onto the roof causing damage. The fact is that this is a problem that, if not fixed on time, could be seriously complicated. 

inside a Sarasota mobile home
Inside a Sarasota mobile home

Rain, rain, go away come back another day!

As we all remember reciting this catchy phrase throughout our childhood it continues to ring true, especially when you are moving to the beautiful Sarasota Florida area to enjoy all the sunshine and outdoor activities this area is known for!

If you are new to the Sarasota Florida area then you will need to realize that there is what is called a “dry” and a “rainy” season throughout much of the area.

The rainy season is, usually, from the Spring until the mid-Fall time, here during these months it will usually rain every day in the afternoon.

These rains will quickly be met with the return of sunshine which will dry all of the damp areas you see within minutes.

During this time of year, many mobile homeowners will realize that their mobile home roof has sprung a leak and will need to act quickly to fix the leak so that it does not lead to further damage.

When looking for leaks within your Sarasota mobile home you will want to pay close attention to the interior ceiling of your property. Make sure to spend a few minutes each week walking throughout your property to examine any small leaks that have sprung up since the last time you made the walk through your mobile home.

An easy way to spot if a leak has started to come up in your mobile home roof is to see small, off-white in color, damp areas. These areas will initially start as very small circular spots, about the same width as a pencil, and will eventually spread to a much larger area. When you see these damp spots press on them very softly to make sure they are wet and not just a color disfiguration of the white ceiling board that covers the interior of your mobile home ceiling.

Assuming these are damp spots, do not be alarmed as you have found them right after they have begun, congratulations!

Once you see these, make sure to keep an eye on them throughout your weekly walks and, if they grow at all, make sure to quickly call a reputable mobile home roofing company in the area to take a look at your roof leak. There are several reputable mobile home roofing companies throughout the Sarasota Florida area that specialize in mobile homes.

Finally, start repairing your roof. Leaks only get worse. Act quickly once you have located yours.

Fortunately, in many cases, a modest repair of the roof is enough to fix the leak. However, if you do not feel comfortable with these DIY tasks or if the leak seems extensive, do not hesitate to contact a contractor for houses and roofs.

beach in Florida
Beach in Florida

When meeting with the mobile home roofing professional make sure you understand where the roof leak is and if a patch job will take care of the problem or if an entirely new roof (also known as a roof over) will need to be placed on your home to handle the leak.

If the leak is not fixed quickly it can lead to an ever larger spot which could lead to mold throughout your entire roof. In one case this year, we at The Mobile Home Dealer saw an entire living room ceiling covered with what appeared to be mold all from one single roof leak. This ceiling was so far gone that we believe the mobile home may have had to be torn down as the mold was so immense!

Like with anything in home ownership, the key to avoiding a large problem is property maintenance. With roof leaks in mobile homes, this starts with the owner of the home paying attention to any issues they see and taking proper action to make sure a small problem does not lead to something much larger!

Even if the water leak from your roof is not yet bad, it can get worse quickly, causing unwanted mold and humidity problems, which can affect your health adversely.

The Mobile Home Dealer are licensed mobile home brokers in Sarasota Florida and the surrounding areas. We provide professional buy and/or sell assistance to our clients. If you have any questions, please contact us by clicking this link. You may also visit our Facebook Page and send us a message.

This is Mark Kaiser with The Mobile Home Dealer which helps mobile home Buyers and Sellers get a better place in life.

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