Leaks appear after a storm or come about as a result of recurring roof damage or poor roof installation. They shouldn’t be overlooked as more serious issues often originate from them. When diagnosing the root causes of leaks, you must be aware of the fact that some areas of the roof are more vulnerable to damage than others.
According to roofing specialists, these are the leak-prone areas of your roofing system:
Gutter clogs lead to standing water that can damage the structures supporting the roofing system. Not addressing this sooner can severely compromise the roof’s integrity and its ability to protect your home from further damage. Make sure the gutter system is clean: remove leaves and other debris that may be blocking the water flow.
Cracking, buckling and missing shingles expose the inner roofing layers to moisture, which can seep into your home’s interior and result in leaks. Multiple leaks forming in different locations are often indicative of the roof surfaces being more vulnerable to damage. Turn to your local roofers who can perform immediate inspections and roof repair.
Winter weather can be damaging to your roof. Ice dams form during this time of the year, and they are a result of inadequate roof insulation. If not addressed, melted snow won’t drain properly. That, as well as the weight of the ice forming on the roof’s edges, can lead to leaks down the road.
These important roofing components are found in areas vulnerable to moisture infiltration, such as valleys, dormers and vent pipes. Over time, they show general wear and tear either due to the elements or poor installation. Water can easily enter the flashing cracks until leaks manifest inside your home.
The simplest way to prevent leaks is by doing preventive roof repair. Patching them up while they are still small minimizes the chances of early roof deterioration. At Brownstone Roofing, we’ll make sure your roof is leak-free throughout the year.
We are the storm damage repair pros you can trust. Call us at (502) 443-9222, or fill out our contact form for a free no-obligation quote. We serve residents of New Albany, IN, and the surrounding areas.