Why Is My Roof Leaking

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Why Is My Roof Leaking

Posted by Bruley Amia on Wednesday, 15 January, 2020 19:46:37

Nothing gives a homeowner a sinking feeling in the pit of their stomach like roof leaks. While many roof leaks are caused by serious damage to your roof by a storm or other problems, every roof has a life span, and eventually, your trusty home covering will develop problems.

Why is my roof leaking? Main Causes of a Roof Leak. There are many different main causes of a leaking roof. Some of the main culprits for a roof leak are: Roof material deterioration; Impact from falling large tree branch or hail. Hail is common during Texas thunderstorms.

· The first type is where water is leaking through the roof system while it is raining. This could include leaks due to damaged or deteriorated shingles, improper installation of the shingles, or poor/failed flashing details at penetrations and walls.

Why is my roof leaking? This is one of the most common questions that roofing contractors hear. A leaky roof can actually be attributed to any one of a number of different reasons. The question cannot be answered with certainty until the roof has been inspected by a qualified professional.

You know the roof is bad if shingles are missing or obviously damaged, or when water stains the ceiling or walls. The goal is to find the leak before the entire roof goes bad. Identifying the true location of roof leaks in the attic. If you have an attic, the easiest way to spot the leak is to up there on a rainy day.

If the water is dirty or stains the ceiling, the source might be a leak in the roof. Gain access to the attic and, with a flashlight, find the place where the ceiling is wet between roof joists.