Leaks are the ubiquitous roofing problem and are usually the cause of more serious concerns, such as dips in energy efficiency and gradual loss of roofing material effectiveness. Timely roof repair can easily address this, but you need to find out first where the leak is coming from.
In this post, American Roofing Inc. shares the common sources of roof leaks.
Flashings are thin metal strips installed under the shingles and on the joints of the roof and reinforced with tar. While their main role is to serve as a water-resistant barrier on the roof, constant exposure will eventually cause the tar sealing to corrode and deteriorate over time.
When the flashings crack, your roof will become more susceptible to leaks. Thankfully, this is completely preventable so long as you keep an eye on the flashings and invest in the necessary maintenance and roof repair.
Improperly Sealed Valleys
Most roof designs have a valley, or the area where two planes of the roof come together. These are usually sloped, with rainwater easily running down the length. As a result, when it’s not properly sealed, the rainwater will eventually enter the roof through the seams. Not only does this speed up the damage on the valleys but it can also affect the interior of the roof itself.
If you notice wet spots in the seams of your roof, then it’s not properly sealed. We recommend sealing it as soon as possible before more serious damage occurs.
When the gutters get clogged, the water will eventually spill on the fascia and soffit. These are the weaker parts of the roof and the water exposure can easily become a full-blown leak if not addressed immediately.
To avoid this, you simply need to clean the gutters regularly. Not only does this protect the roof but it also keeps the siding and foundation safe from water damage.
American Roofing Inc. is ready to assist you with your roof leaks. We offer complete residential roofing services. Give us a call at (216) 307-3898 for more information and a free estimate on our services. We are a roof repair expert serving Mentor and Cleveland, OH.