Peeling paint, brownish stains, musty smells, and mold are some of the most prominent signs of water damage. If you detect even one of these on the ceiling of your home, there’s a high chance it could be caused by a roofing problem, and if that’s the case, it should be fixed right away. To understand why dealing with a water damaged ceiling right away is important, consider the following.

Why Deal With Your Water Damaged Ceiling Right Away?

Extensive Damage

No matter how small it is, a water stain can lead to a variety of problems throughout your house. Excessive moisture could spread to the rest of the ceiling, wearing down its material until it eventually breaks. Repairing a damaged ceiling can be expensive, but if you have any belongings in the rooms below it, you’re looking at even more damage. Also, have the roofing issue causing the water stain repaired to save money down the road.


Mold can build up when your ceiling has a water stain, which can be bad for your health. If you or someone in your household has respiratory or immune system issues, constantly inhaling the spores can exacerbate them.

Save Money

While they’re an unsightly nuisance, if there’s one good thing about water stains, it’s that they can help you narrow down the source of the problem. Where they’re located can reveal whether they were caused by a broken shingle, an ice dam near the eaves, or loose flashing. Fixing these issues as soon as possible will help prevent having to make even more costly interior repairs. 


If you notice any water stains on your ceiling, contact Marshall’s Contracting. For more than 35 years, this construction and roofing contractor has served the Howard County, MD, area. Their experienced team can handle everything from minor roof repairs to installations, so whether you need to replace a few shingles or your whole roof, they’ll get it done. For more information on their roofing services and a free estimate, call (410) 406-7667 or visit them online.