Roof Leak

Top 5 Causes of Roof Leakage

It can be terrifying to notice water veins or damage on the roof. The roof of your house is your protector and a big investment. If your roof is damaged, it can become a big financial challenge. Water damage usually indicates that some part of the roofing system has collapsed and is not working properly. Despite knowing the exact location where the damage occurred, the actual affected area of your roof can be very difficult to ascertain. This is why it is very important for you to help enlist the services of a professional.

Following are some important signs that can indicate the location and extent of the roof leakage:

1.    Shingles

Shingles are sturdy but unfortunately, they are not indestructible and can run into issues. In regions with severe weather conditions shingles usually take a major hit and can be one of the main spots from where the damage can enter your home.

2.    Chimney

The chimney is another area where water usually pools and pooling water can be a great thing for any roof. A slow trickle of water can easily turn into a stream that can completely wreck your roof.

3.    Ice Dams

If you live in an area with severe winter, you need to be especially careful with your roof. The constant freezing and thawing can cause the water to run down the roof and can freeze in specific areas forming dams that can open up some gaps in your roof.

4.    Flashing

Flashing is the thin metal sheet that is laid down in valleys and between your gutters and shingles. Once the flashing starts corroding, it doesn’t do its job as well and can be a cause of leakage.

5.    Skylights

While skylights are an attractive feature in any home, they can also be the culprit behind roof leakage especially if they are not installed by an expert. They can become a major headache, especially in the rain season. Even those which are installed correctly can have seams that can fail over time.

Your home’s roof should be well maintained for both the safety of your house and everyone underneath it. If you have recently noticed some leakage from the roof, it is time for you to hire an expert like Sunrise Exterior Inc to investigate further. If you would like us to take a look at your roof, please feel free to get in touch with us.

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