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    Is there something wrong with the roof?


    We went to view a terraced house we're interested in buying and noticed a brown stain in the ceiling of the second bedroom.
    The condition of the roof from the outside looked suspect. Is it possible this brown stain is coming from the poor roof? It didn't appear damp but the ceiling was supposedly newly decorated so strange that this has appeared.

    Asked by Simon on 6th May 2021
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    easydone ltd

    "Yes its because of the roof, its too much damp inside creating this problem"

    Answered on 6th May 2021 - Member since Apr 2021 - report

    "It’s a damp patch and yes it’s probably coming from the roof"

    Answered on 6th May 2021 - Member since May 2019 - report

    "Sounds like damp or a recent new leak if just been decorated"

    Answered on 6th May 2021 - Member since Mar 2020 - report
    Karl Bingham

    "Yes a damp/brown stain on ceiling in a bedroom is 110% signs of a leak from above, could either be the tiles or the leadwork. Hope this helps"

    Answered on 17th Jul 2021 - Member since Jun 2021 - report
    Coastal Building Solutions

    "Yes, one hundred percent the roof. It either needs repair or replacing"

    Answered on 14th May 2021 - Member since Jun 2019 - report
    Pure plastering & maintenance

    "This is almost certainly a leak in the roof and needs addressing before the damp patch can be repaired"

    Answered on 27th Jul 2022 - Member since Jun 2022 - report
    Bison Roofing

    "It could be the roof or a pipe in the attic or how long the house is been empty with no heating"

    Answered on 3rd Sep 2021 - Member since Nov 2019 - report
    J&S roofing services

    "Yes this will most likely be a small leak in roof that could be repaired . Or maybe a leaky pipe in loft space ."

    Answered on 21st Jun 2021 - Member since Feb 2018 - report
    JH Roofing & Property Maintenance

    "Yes it sounds like it coming through the roof probably ripped felt or poor leadwork"

    Answered on 13th May 2021 - Member since Mar 2021 - report

    "If there are any wet looking stains on any part of the ceiling then that means that there's water getting in from the roof somewhere and that means you will need a roof inspection to find where the water is coming from. Every time I have a customer ring me saying that there are stains on the ceiling and I get on her roof to check it out, I always find faults on his or her roof that needs to be fixed."

    Answered on 29th Nov 2021 - Member since Oct 2019 - report

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