3 Common Causes of Roof Leaks


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Simply because your roof is leaking doesn’t always really mean there’s a hole inside it. There are many other factors behind leaking roofs which you may need to address. By considering certain climatic conditions when your roofing project will help you to stop most roof leaks, as well as save you substantial expense.

The following problems are some of the common reasons for roofing leaks:

I.    Wind and Rain – High wind and heavy rain can damage roofing material permitting water to get into the ceiling. Even a new roof in top condition becomes leaky if wind blows water underneath the eave. Obtaining home insurance cover is important in case a violent wind or rain storm causes damage to your roof. A lot of roofs can be repaired or restored or worst case they could be substituted with a new roof.

II.    Restoration and Maintenance – One simple method to protect your roof and home from leaks would be to get it restored. Roof Restoration may easily add another 15-20 years of life to your roof and provides the house a new sparkle.

III.    Flashing – It is a thin strip of metal that is used to hide the seam on the roof is called a flashing. Often, the leaks begin when there the flashing is corroded or broken. At the points of penetration of the vents and flues, flashing is present. Bad flashings are normally the cause of a roof leak. When possible, examine flashings and the chimney area for any kind of indications of a problem. Furthermore, check any points at which an antenna or satellite dish connects inside the home.

We have discussed a number of the factors why your roof could start leaking other than having a hole in it. One must always be aware that I recommend you seek the advice of a trusted professional as roofing is among the most essential areas of the house and it is what keeps your family warm and dry during the night. A Restoration can be a good way to minimize the chance of leaks and ought to extend the life of your roof by 15 to 20 years. A restoration also will address all of the issues cited above and provide you with existing roof an impressive face lift. With the emergence of new technology regarding paints and coating the standard of products has improved drastically over the past years.