One of the most common causes of wintertime roof leaks is ice damming, which can be eliminated by installing heat tape to the problem areas. You can also prevent ice dams by installing a roof ice melt (RIM) system.
Another common cause of roof leaks is shingle or flashing damage, which can occur suddenly during a storm or over time with normal wear and tear. To prevent roof leaks, have your roof regularly inspected by a professional.
If you are unable to find exterior damage or the source of a leak, condensation may be the culprit. Condensation on the ceiling can often look like a roof leak. This often occurs when heat and humidifiers are used in the home in winter. If your attic isn’t properly insulated and ventilated, the heat and humidity can cause condensation to form on your ceiling. A professional can ensure your attic is properly insulated and ventilated to help solve this problem.