A leaking roof causes a whole lot more damage than you can think… the insulation of your attic and roof deck will lead to growth of mold and mildew and reduced energy efficiency. Roof leaks can be caused by several causes, all of which require a professional roofing contractor’s immediate assistance. Here are some common guilty of roof leakage:
Loose, Cracked or Rotting Shingles: If your roof is 20 to 30 years old, signs of aging like cracking or rotting may be seen. The shingles may come loose in some cases and fall to the ground. The underlying will be exposed to a weakened outer layer; continued exposure to wind and sun may wear away the layers and eventually lead to leaks. You need to have it inspected if your roof is in such a condition. Your roof may only need repairs, which will definitely cost less, and, if properly done, can extend your roof’s life for a few years. This is enough time to prepare for a scheduled roof replacement.
Roofing Nails Backing Out: Apart from shingles on your roof, there are times when roofing nails can be destroyed. This leaves small holes that water can easily penetrate, especially when wind-driven rain can enter near the edge of the roof. Usually these little holes are imperceptible to the untrained eye, but not when professional roofers inspect your roof. Early catching this issue helps you avoid larger repair costs or even premature replacement of the roof.
Damaged or Dislodged Flashing: Flashing is a metal piece that protects valleys and wherever the roof meets a vertical surface, such as walls and dormers. This could leave the breaks in the roof exposed if damaged or dislodged by strong winds, making it easy for rainwater to get in. Reparations in good time can help mitigate leaks caused by flashing problems.
Cracked Rubber Boots: Plumbing vents and anything that comes out of the roof requires a “boot” of rubber that works like flashing by protecting the area where it meets the roof. Continued external exposure will eventually crack the rubber boot, which means it needs to be replaced. Regular maintenance and timely repairs help to identify these issues and prevent leakage of the roof.
Are you seeing even ONE of these signs on your roof?!
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