First, inspect your roof. Look for missing or torn shingles, missing or out of place flashing, holes in shingles or flashing, edges of shingles that need to be cemented down, leaves or other debris on the roof, overhanging tree limbs, and clogged gutters.
Next, look for water spots or damage to the ceilings and walls under your roof. These signs may indicate a roof leak.
If you can’t find the source of a roof leak, inspect the roof where it meets a chimney, vent pipe, exterior wall, or adjacent roof. Leaks often occur at these places. Then get these roof problems fixed.
If you have had ice dams on your roof eaves, decide how to resolve this problem.
New Lenox Roofing Contractors may want to install additional air vents in your attic or roof. These vents can remove the warm air under the roof that melts the snow and causes these ice dams. Another option is to place heating elements along the roof eaves and gutters to melt these ice dams. A more expensive solution is to increase the insulation in the ceiling of a heated attic or floor of an unheated attic.
You may need to hire a contractor to fix any problems you discover.