The 2 Most Common Causes of Roof Leaks
February 26, 2019 | Category: Residential Roofing
Several reasons can be the sources of water leakage on the roof. In most cases, it is the weather (snow, rain, soggy leaves) or lack of maintenance that the problem can be traced back to. But there are still other non-apparent causes that require further inspection.
CAUSES OF ROOF LEAKS
Broken shingles: Damaged shingles can lead to water infiltration. Strong winds with heavy rain will break and cause the shingles to dislocate and fly. If you cannot see your roof from the ground, be sure to inspect it from the second-floor window, especially after heavy rain and wind storms. This allows you to check whether the shingles are intact or not. If not, you should take corrective action on a priority basis.
The cracked flashings:
Flashing is defined as a roof structure that ensures its tightness to the connection areas with a wall of different level, with a chimney or with a vent column. They can be made from different materials. Made of metal or steel, they are installed under the shingles. The flashing connects the edges and curves of your roof to create a water-resistant barrier.