Roof Leaks – Finding the Source of Your Roof Leak and Fixing It

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Just because your roof is leaking doesn’t necessarily mean there is a hole in it. There are many other causes of leaking roofs which you may need to address. By taking into account certain climatic conditions when planning your roofing project it will help you to prevent most roof leaks, not to mention save you considerable expense.

The following issues are some of the common causes of roofing leaks:

Flashing – Most experienced roofers will agree that 95% of leaks that are not related to the roofing material will in some way be contributed to flashing failure. Flashing is designed to provide a watertight transition between roofing materials and protrusions (such as chimneys, skylights, or vents) as well as valleys. In most situations repairing or replacing the flashing is a possible solution. When the flashing material is still performing its job and has been installed correctly a “through-wall” flashing may eliminate the leak.

Wind and Rain – High wind and heavy rain can damage roofing material allowing water to enter the ceiling. Even a new roof in perfect condition can become leaky if wind blows water under the eave. Having home insurance cover is essential in case a violent wind or rain storm causes damage to your roof. Most roofs can be repaired or restored or worst case they can be replaced by a new roof.

Restoration and Maintenance – One simple way to protect your roof and home from leaks is too have it restored. Roof Restoration can easily add another 15-20 years of life to your roof and gives your home a new sparkle.

I have covered a few of the main reasons why your roof might start leaking other than having a hole in it. It is important to note that I recommend you seek the advice of a trusted professional as roofing is one of the most essential parts of your home and it is what keeps you and your family warm and dry at night. A Restoration is often a fantastic way to minimize the chance of leaks and should extend the life of your roof by 15 to 20 years. A restoration will also address all of the issues mentioned above and give you existing roof a dramatic face lift. With the emergence of new technology in terms of paints and coating the standard of products has improved drastically over the past five years.

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Source by Peter J Laurent