Roof leaks can be caused by many different things. Storm damage from hail, tree damage from falling limbs, damage by people walking on your roof, old worn out shingles, cracked and sun damaged shingles…the list goes on and on. However,many roof leaks are caused by improper installation or by defective metal flashing. Rarely does the actual roofing product fail. Flashing is found near any roof penetration area such as chimney areas, step, apron and valley areas where roof angles join together.Often times sealants and solder joints will crack and open allowing water to enter, this is usually caused by age along with expansion and contraction. During a roof repair, it is necessary to look for any other roof damage that could lead to additional problems. If leaks are not addressed, the structure of your home may be weakened as the building frame continues to be exposed to dampness.
In addition, the poor installation of roof shingles, which are sometimes nailed incorrectly, may need to be addressed. If roof shingles are missing, these will need to be replaced also.
Clogged gutters can also be a cause of roofing problems. Water may overflow the back of the gutter and leak along the walls and inside of the home. In addition, flue pipes inside of a chimney can cause water to leak if they are not properly aligned.
It is very important that individuals check their roof for needed repairs seasonally . Most opt for spring because of possible damage from winter ice and snow storms and the need to prepare for spring storms and heavy rains. Modern roofing materials and sealants allow for year round roof repair and replacement in the Texas Panhandle, so don’t wait for the problem to cause any damage. Call us for a free analysis and estimate on repair or replacement.
Contact Price Roofing today for a free estimate.