One important aspect of being a homeowner is never underestimating the severity of damage a leaky roof can cause to your home. If you are unsure of the extent of a roof leak, make sure to give us a call and we will schedule a free in-home consultation to examine the damage and give you a solution to your roofing problem.
So before you call, here are five commons reasons that your roof may be leaking:
1. Roof Flashing
Flashing is the thin metal sheet, strip, angle or fitting that covers a seam or transition point in a roof. Flashing is generally the most common area of your roof to leak. It can be easily damaged or worn out over time. The flashing on your home could also be poorly installed or of a lower quality than you thought you were having installed
2. Old Skylights
If you have a skylight that is older, a problem with a leak is almost inevitable. If you notice that the downhill slope of your skylight is filling with water more easily, you will be dealing with a leak in the near future.
3. Damaged Shingles
You probably dont think about it, but your roof will not last forever. How many years has it been since your roof was installed? Roofs that were built 30 years ago were made of much different and less durable materials than what is used today. Old shingles will start to crack, causing your roof to leak.
Your chimney is essentially a large hold in your roof and it also collects water on the surface, which can trickle down and get into the tiniest cracks. The leading cause of chimney leaking is failed flashing. Water can pool at the base of your chimney and having pooling water on your roof is never a good thing.
5. Plumbing pipes and vents
Common plumbing issues arise when having to drill holes in your roof. Plumbing vent pipes, exhaust flues for appliances, attic vents and ventilation ducts are among the most common necessities that have to exit through your roof. Cracked or worn flashing around these pipes and flues are one of the most common leak sources on your roof.
If you have experienced any issues with your roof from all the rain in Chattanooga, give us a call today at (423) 760-3333, or Click Here to schedule a FREE IN-HOME CONSULTATION with one of the experts at Armor Xteriors!