Seeing water dripping from your ceiling is quite concerning. However, it’s not always because your roof has damage, especially when it’s sunny outside. It could be that you’re experiencing attic rain, which is a condensation problem usually triggered by weather changes.  

Keep on reading to learn the difference between attic rain and roof leaks. 

What Is Attic Rain?

Attic rain typically looks like frozen water droplets or frost on your attic ceiling. It forms due to the moisture buildup in your attic, which freezes when temperatures drop. Because attic temperatures constantly change, the frost could liquefy and refreeze, which is damaging to your home. 

Moreover, holes or gaps in your attic walls can allow outside air to your home, which can affect your indoor moisture levels. You can prevent air leaks and minimize air leaks by making sure your space is sealed properly. It may also help to unplug appliances that increase the humidity in your attic such as fans, vents, and kitchen hoods. 

How Do You Know If Your Roof Is Leaking?

Roof leaks are quite noticeable since they appear as dripping water. They only take place when it’s raining, typically around lights and ceiling fixtures. It means that when you notice water coming from your ceiling on a warm, sunny day, it’s probably not a leak. It could just be condensation, damaged pipes, or HVAC problems. 

Still not sure if you have a roof leak or condensation issue? Go outside the house and check your roof from the ground. Walk around your property and look for possible indications of damage. If you suspect that something’s wrong with your roof, it’s best to have it checked by a professional. 

For your residential roofing needs, turn to De Palma Construction. Give us a call at (717) 638-1131 or fill out our contact form to get a free estimate.