Commercial RoofingGeneral RoofingResidential RoofingKnow the Difference Between Roof Leaks and Condensation

January 16, 2023by American Roofing

When it comes to your roof, it is essential to know the difference between a roof leak and condensation. Both are potentially serious problems, but they require different solutions. That’s why American Roofing & Waterproofing offers services to help you identify which problem you have and how to fix it.


What is a Roof Leak?

A roof leak occurs when water enters through the roofing materials—most often caused by poor installation, age-related deterioration, or storm damage. If left unchecked, a roof leak can cause damage not only to your roof but also to the interior of your home. Warning signs of a potential roof leak include: water stains on ceilings or walls; discolored areas in insulation; and standing pools of water in attics or crawl spaces.


What is Condensation?

Condensation occurs when air hits cold surfaces such as windows and roofs, causing moisture to form on the surface. This moisture can cause water damage if left unchecked for long enough. While condensation may look like a regular old water stain on ceilings or walls, there are some subtle differences that could indicate condensation rather than a roof leak. For example, if the water droplets are not running down the wall/ceiling but instead appear as damp patches or fogging on glass surfaces like windows or skylights, then these are likely signs that condensation is present in your home.



If you think that you may have either a roof leak or condensation issue in your home, contact American Roofing & Waterproofing today! Our experienced team has years of experience identifying both types of issues and providing quality repair services so that you can rest easy knowing that your home will be safe from damage caused by leaking roofs or condensation build up. Don’t wait until it’s too late—contact us now!

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