At some point you may see water stains on your ceiling or maybe even your walls inside your home. Left for a long period of time you may even start to see water coming through. It may be time to replace your damaged roof.
- COMPRIMISED SHINGLES
Compromised shingles will compromise the integrity of your roof. This could be from faulty materials, poor installation and workmanship or maybe from the weather. Once shingles have fallen off or are out of place due to improper installation, the quality of your roof system has been compromised and this can cause leaks. Many times, you can see the issue from the ground, however on some roofs a professional may be needed to do a roof inspection.
- COMPRIMISED VALLEYS
The roof valley (The “V” created where two sloping roofs meet) could have been compromised. Either the valley metal (open valley) or shingles (closed valley) could have been damaged or if maintenance is neglected, buildup of debris could cause water build-up and leaks.
- POOR INSTALLATON OR
One of the most common causes for leaks is poor workmanship. If an inexperienced roofing contractor did not install the materials properly, leaks almost always occur. Leaks caused by improper installation can include the roof membrane, roof flashing, or roof vents. The most common problem with these areas are poor installation of materials.
- PUNCTURED ROOF OR
OBSTRUCTED WATER FLOW
Falling limbs or trees, hail or other objects can cause major damage to a roof. After a storm, it is highly recommended you have a professional roofer inspect your roof as soon as possible to look for signs of a leak. Debris could be blocking water flow causing pooling, which eventually seep into your home and cause damage, including leaks. Always keep the gutters clean and the entire roof free of debris to prevent damage.
- IMPROPER ROOF VENTILATION
Improper ventilation in rooms where high moisture is generated (like bathrooms, kitchens, sunrooms) can cause moisture to build up and cause serious damage over time. Be sure these rooms are ventilated properly to avoid problems.
- OLD ROOF
Unfortunately, roofs don’t last forever. Once the materials in your roof age beyond their life expectancy they begin to break down, compromising the integrity of your roof.
If you notice any signs that your roof is leaking, call THE ROOF GUY today for a free professional inspection!