Drip, Drop, Drip, and Drop! It is annoying to have a leaking roof. More than that, it brings a great deal of trouble and damages you to your attic. Even the insulation of your attic and roof deck suffers damage. It might lead to the development of mildew and mold which reduces the efficiency of the energy of your home. Leakage in the roof can be because of several reasons, and some even require immediate attention. Here are some common reasons why roof leaks.
Cracked, Loose and Rotting Shingles
Is your roof too old, like about 20 to 30 years old? You may see signs of ging on them like rotting and cracking. In a few cases, shingles can even get loose and fall down. The outer layer gets weak and even exposes the underlying layers which can get severely damaged due to the continuous exposure to sun and wind. Check beforehand and save a huge deal of money in only repairing the leaks.
Backing Out of Roofing Nails
Besides shingles, even roofing nails can back out sometimes. It then leaves behind a small hole where water can easily seep in especially when it is closer to roof’s edge and water can enter. An unprofessional eye cannot detect these holes and only need an expertise of professional roofers.
Damaged and Dislodged Flashing
A piece of metal that protects the valleys and spot where the roof conjoins the vertical surface like dormers and walls is called flashing. If they get dislodged or damaged by strong winds, they expose the roof making it easier for rainwater to enter. If the problem is detected at an early stage, repair them on time and avoid any leaks caused due to this flashing.
Rubber Boots Cracked
A rubber vent is necessary while plumbing vents or anything that is a protrusion from the roof. A rubber boot works almost like flashing that protects the area meeting the roof. Continued exposure to the external environment can cause damages like cracks. This means that it needs to be replaced as soon as possible. The earlier you notice the better. However, regular ad routine maintenance can help locate and correct this problem and avoid leakages in the roof.
If you are seeing any of these signs on your roof, it is time to call your roof repair service provider- Sky Star Roofing. Request for estimation and get the most affordable roof repair and maintenance services.