When you have a leak in your roof, it can be difficult to spot where exactly it’s located. There may be no visible hole or damage. In fact, the leak may not be coming from the roof at all. The best way to determine where there is a roof leak is with diagnostic water testing. Read on to learn how Dryman construction uses this method to find problems in your roof.

How Diagnostic Water Testing Works

This method works by simulating rainfall on controlled areas of your roof. This is usually done in small sections using a grid pattern, so the technicians can eliminate possible areas of damage. A technician is on the roof while their partner is inside, looking for any signs of a leak.

The reason this is done in sections instead of drenching the entire roof is because water travels. Just because water finds an entry point inside your home doesn’t mean that is where the leak is located. By separating the testing areas, the technician on the roof can determine exactly where the leak is. The technician inside then uses tools that locate even small amounts of water that make it into your home.

Not Just Putting Water On Your Roof

Diagnostic water testing is a controlled way to test your roof for leaks. The water testing equipment can be adjusted to different levels of water pressure to simulate a gentle rainfall or a heavy storm. A technician inside your home has tools to detect moisture and where it is coming from. This means they don’t have to wait until they see the water gathering before they can detect the leak. As a result, it’s a safe way to test for leaks without causing even more water damage.

It’s Not Always the Roof

This method also allows a process of elimination for problems on your roof. A leak that looks like it is coming from your roof might not be coming from your roof at all. Water travels, and the leak might be coming from an A/C duct, a pipe, or any number of other areas that are not always related to your roof. When this is the case, Dryman Construction can help you find the culprit and clean up the damage that it has caused.

In the age of DIY, it can be tempting to save some money and try to fix these issues on your own. However, roofing issues are not something that you should  attempt if you don’t have the proper training and equipment. It can be downright dangerous to climb onto your roof to try to find a hole and fix it on your own. In addition to diagnostic water testing, Dryman also uses infrared imaging to detect water damage that isn’t easily visible. We use drones to get to places on the roof that are not easy to see or reach. Also, our professionals have the training and knowledge to get the job done right the first time. Contact Dryman Construction today to see what we can do for you.