Roof leaks can be such a pain.
They can cause more trouble than an annoying “drip drop” from your ceiling. A leak can damage your attic insulation and roof deck and lead to mold and mildew growth. Not to mention, reduced energy efficiency is quick to follow.
There are several reasons a roof may leak. Each leak requires the immediate assistance of a professional roofing contractor.
LOOSE, CRACKED, OR ROTTING SHINGLES
If your roof is 20 to 30 years old, you may see signs of aging such as cracking or rotting. Sometimes the shingles come loose and fall to the ground. A weakened outer layer will expose the underlayment, and continued exposure to wind and sun can wear the layers away, eventually cause a leaking roof. If your roof is in such a condition, you need to have it inspected. Your roof may only need repairs, which will definitely cost less. If properly done, it 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 roofing shingles, roofing nails can sometimes back out. This leaves small holes that water can easily penetrate, especially when close to the edge where wind-driven rain can enter causing a leaking roof. These little holes are usually unnoticeable to the untrained eye, but not when you have your roof inspected by professional roofers. Catching this issue early helps you prevent bigger repair expenses or even a premature roof replacement.
DAMAGED OR DISLODGED FLASHING
Flashing is a piece of metal that protects valleys and any spot where the roof meets a vertical surface, such as walls and dormers. If damaged or dislodged by strong winds, this could leave the breaks in the roof exposed, causing a leaking roof. Timely repairs can help mitigate leaks caused by flashing issues.
CRACKED RUBBER BOOTS
Plumbing vents and anything that protrudes from the roof requires a rubber “boot.” These work like flashing by protecting the area where it meets the roof. Continued exposure to outside conditions will eventually crack the rubber boot (causing a leak) and will need to be replaced. Regular maintenance and timely repairs help identify these problems and prevent roof leaks.
We have tons of outstanding reviews. Below is a comment from one of our recent jobs.
“I was pleased with the quality of the workers and their skill in applying the various components of the roof. It was clear to me that they took pride in their work and they smiled when I said that looks very nice. The final roofing job looks very nice; you can see quality workmanship but is it waterproof? Not long after the roof was finished, we had inch after inch of rain on multiple occasions, not a drop of water inside our house from roof area, the roof is waterproof.” – Tom T.