What’s Causing Your Leaky Roof?
The roof of your home or commercial building needs to be ship-shape, if you want it to provide proper protection to your property and last for a long time. However, this feature is exposed to the elements, come rain come shine.
It means that some components can deteriorate or suffer damage over time.Since the roof is high up on the structure, some of these problems can go unnoticed and that can only cause further issues. While most roofing materials are designed to last for decades, neglect and poor maintenance can only mean more hassles and expenses for you.
Leaky roofing is a very common issue that residential and commercial property owners have to deal with. Below is some information that will help you understand the causes of roof leaks. We also discuss what you can do to avoid or fix them.
Causes of a Leaky Roof
There are many reasons why your roof could be leaking and here we look at some of them:
- Holes in the roof
- Poor gutter system
- Missing or Damaged Shingles
- Old Age
- Damage to Flashing
- Leaks from ridge Caps and Valleys
- Roof Slope Issues
- Leakage around Chimneys, Vents, and Skylights
- Broken seals
Signs that you have Water Leakage from the Roof
One of the best ways to prevent significant water damage to your home or commercial building is to nip the problem in the bud. However, that also means you have to be vigilant and aware of the signs to look out for such as:
- Mold and mildew growth on walls and ceilings
- Stains on ceilings and walls
- Algae in different areas of your home
- Attic and ceiling damage
- Rot in wooden joists and other features
- Damage to roof insulation
- Light shining through holes in the roof
- Higher utility bills due to insulation damage
Some of these signs are noticeable, while others not so much. However, being aware that these issues exist can help you address them on time and prevent them from escalating. Never neglect regular roofing maintenance as it helps the technicians to spot issues early on, which can be fixed on time.
A defective or damaged roof can result in major structural issues, affecting the integrity of the building. It can affect indoor air quality harming the health of those living or working in that space. If you feel that there is some damage to your roof, feel free to contact us for repairs or replacement. We will provide a detailed estimate and get your residential roofing repairs started at the earliest.