Here are some quick tips to help you track down difficult leaks. However, you’ll need to enlist a friend.

Step 1

Go up to the roof with a garden hose and start low. Spray water on the area right above where you think the leak is coming from inside.

Step 2

Your friend’s job is to watch for a leak inside and yell when he sees it.

Step 3

If the garden hose turns out to be useless, toss it aside and start lifting up shingles in the suspected area. Some signs you’re in the right spot include the following:

  • Rotten wood
  • Water stained felt paper
  • Possibly mold

Remember to be careful. A wet roof can be slippery!