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The Most Common Causes Of Roof Leaks

Two words a homeowner never wants to hear are leaking roof. Your roof is the most important defense in keeping your family safe and your belongings protected.

It is hard to believe how much damage a small leak in your roof can do. At the first sign of water damage, you must react fast or the damage can be devastating.

Here are some of the most common causes of roof leaks.

Age: As your roof ages, it begins to deteriorate. Changes in temperature can cause asphalt shingles to become brittle and eventually crack. Years of harsh rays from the sun can melt the tar that holds the shingles together.

Flashing: Flashing are thins strips of metal usually installed around a homeowners chimney. It needs to be properly installed to protect from water intrusion. Over time, the metal can rust and crack causing water to get in.

Missing Shingles: If you notice curled up shingles on your roof or one laying on the ground, you need to act fast. Otherwise, when the next rainstorm rolls around you might start to notice a leak stain on the ceiling inside your home.

Holes: Holes in your roof can result from storm damage or damage done by animals such as a squirrel or raccoon. Some holes can be sneaky. They can be caused by misplaced roofing nails making the holes hard to find. A small hole can cause a big problem when it comes to your roof.

Roof Architecture: A roof line can be a work of art, but if it is not properly sealed it can be an invitation for disaster. It is very important to install a roof barrier to keep the water flowing off the roof.

Clogged Gutters: Clogged gutters are an invitation for water standing on your roof. If you have clogged gutters, the water on your roof has nowhere to go. The standing water will cause puddles on your roof which could result in the water finding its way inside your home.

Staying on top of your roofs repairs and maintenance is the best way to extend the life span of your roof.

For all of your roofing needs contact Veritas Roofers. Always a free estimate. Veritas means TRUTH.

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Dec 17, 2021

I am really in need of such information as roof repair contractors are not explaining me the reasons for roof leaks but after reading this now i can help myself preventing the roof leaks in the home.

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