As far as the elements are concerned, your goal should be to ensure your roof won’t leak. No matter what the form may be, water can penetrate any roofing system. Therefore, it’s a good idea to install roofs that can withstand the wear and tear caused by the weather. Aside from this, you should make sure that the damage is taken care of properly.
Although most of the roof leaks are easy to fix, finding out the source of the leak is really important. And often, this is the most difficult part as far as fixing the roof is concerned. Often, it happens that when customers see a drip in the ceiling of their room, they automatically assume that the originating point is right above the point of leakage. But the problem is that it’s not the case always.
Often, AC and plumbing leaks are taken as roof leaks. In other words, it’s difficult to find out the source of the leakage. And that’s where professionals step in.
Roof leaks can occur due to several things. As soon as you get familiar with the causes of the leaks, It’s important that you find out the source. With careful examination, finding out the problematic area won’t be that hard for you. However, if you can’t locate the area, we suggest that you get in touch with a professional. Given below are a couple of common sources of leaks.
- The accumulation of debris (it can trap moisture that may result in the speedy deterioration)
- Skylight flashings
- Rain drove by wind
- Exposed heads of nails
- Ponding water
- Ice dams
- Wrong installation of collars, shingles, flashings, and valleys
- Loose, cracked, missing, seams or tiles
- Deteriorating seals, caulking, and flashing
- Improper ventilation of attic (it may cause moisture due to the accumulation of condensation)
Once the source of leaks is identified, it will be easier for you to fix it.