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5 Common Reasons Why Roofs leak

Top 5 Causes of Leaking Roofs

Your roof is a crucial part of your home and roof leaks not only take up not only take up a lot of time and energy but can also result in costly repairs. Ignoring roof leaks only allows the problem to worsen until a specialist attends to the issue. There are several reasons that water may leak through your ceiling. It could be a build-up of condensation or even poorly aerated and humid spaces. Therefore, you should enlist a trusted professional to enlist a trusted professional to locate the path the water is taking and confirm that it’s coming from the roof. This is the first step taken to determine the necessary repairs. Below are some of the major causes of roof leaks to assist you with locating the origin of your leak, and prevent any further leaks occurring. This is the first step taken to determine the necessary repairs. Below are some of the major causes of roof leaks to assist you with locating the origin of your leak and prevent any further leaks occurring.

Skylights

If a skylight is installed incorrectly, this can compromise the integrity of your roof and cause roof leaks. Am incorrectly installed skylight may begin to leak straight away, or a leak can develop over time. This is especially the case if you live in a climate that doesn’t receive much rain. Generally, skylight will have a shorter lifespan than your roof itself, so it’s important that your skylight is being checked regularly for any leaks, damage, or rusting. If you do notice any issues with your skylight, it is imperative that you contact a professional roof plumber to attend to the issues. If a skylight is installed incorrectly, this can compromise the integrity of your roof and cause roof leaks. An incorrectly installed skylight may begin to leak straight away, or a leak can develop over time.This is espcially the case if you live in a climate that doesnt receive much rain. Generally, a skylight 

Broken Shingles 

Broken roof shingles can be quite common and are often one of the first issues homeowners consider when a roof leak appears. Homeowners are advised to ensure their roof shingles remain undamaged following a major storm and/or strong winds. 

Broken Roof Tiles

There can be several causes of damaged roof tiles including overhanging trees or falling branches; inexperienced people walking on the roof; and items being thrown into the roof. Unfortunately, another common reason for damaged roof tiles, is inexperienced or under qualified roof plumbers. An under qualified person can end up doing more damage than good to your roof. We understand that accidental damage can happen, but it is important that the trusted professional on your roof, takes all necessary precautions to avoid damage. A broken roof tile is usually tough to trace, especially if it’s on the drainage course. However, engaging a qualified roofing specialist to do regular inspections of your roof, can ensure any existing damage is repaired before causing secondary roof leaks. 

Faulty Flashing

Roof flashing plays a significant role in ensuring that roof edges are waterproofed. The quality of the roof installation is measured by how well the roof flashings are fitted. Extensive training and knowledge is required to ensure appropriate installation of roof flashing. It is always recommended that homeowners engage a experienced, qualified roofing plumber when roofing issues arise at your home. 

Faulty Gutters

Gutters are installed to ensure that the water collected is directed to a safe place. Old and rusty gutters may develop holes that may cause leaks. In this case, it is recommended that you contact an experienced roofing plumber as soon as possible. Over time, your gutters may become filled with leaves and like. This can worsen during change of seasons. Regularly cleaning your gutters can go a long way in preventing water from flowing backward and causing damage to your roof.

A leaking roof is not something we recommend an experienced person handle on their own. It is important that you engage roofing professionals for all your roofing needs. Therefore, for all your emergency repairs, please don’t hesitate to call us.

By |2019-12-31T12:09:36+00:00December 31st, 2019|News And Articles|