Roof Leaks: 3 Common Causes

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Roof Leaks

Roof leaks can be more than just a dripping sound that keeps you awake at night. Roof leaks can cause damage to your attic insulation and mould growth. They also reduce your energy efficiency. Many different problems cause roof leaks. Identifying these issues is the first step to fixing the leak. Here are some common causes of roof leaks.

Cracked Shingles

You may start to notice signs of rotting and cracking in the roofing system if your roof is between 20-30 years old. Shingles may even begin to fall or come loose. It’s vital to have your roof inspected for signs of leaks if it is in poor condition. The only way to stop leaks is by replacing cracked shingles, or even getting a new roof.

Flashing problems

The flashing protects the valleys, and the areas where the roof meets vertical surfaces. The flashing can be damaged or dislodged, exposing your roof. Rainwater will run directly into the areas where flashing is exposed and cause leaks. Leaks can be prevented by repairing flashing quickly.

Roof Nails with Backed Out

Sometimes roofing nails will back out of the material. It can be hard to see these tiny holes in your roofing, but a professional inspection will reveal them. This issue can occur when roofing nails back out with time, but it can also happen after an incorrectly performed repair. If you catch these issues with backed-out roofing nails, it will help prevent you from replacing your roof prematurely or facing a leak. If you notice early signs of roof leaks in your home, consider some of these causes. Contact Old Time Roofing if you require a roof inspection.

This post was written by Ted Williams! Ted is the owner of A Old Time Roofing, one of the best roofing companies St Petersburg FL. Ted is a Master Elite Weather Stopper GAF Roofing Contractor, a double award winner of Best Steep-Slope Contractor from GAF and an achiever of Master Elite Consumer Protection Excellence from GAF. He has been serving the Pinellas County area since 1978. Old Time Roofing has a tradition of quality workmanship, servicing residential and commercial properties.

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