Waterproof, Windproof and Weatherproof: The Perfect Roof for Your Climate

Waterproof, Windproof and Weatherproof: The Perfect Roof for Your Climate

Three Signs Of A Future Roof Leak

by Edgar Cruz

One of the worst emergency situations a homeowner can deal with is a roof leak. This is why it's important to know what certain early signs are that indicate a possible future leak. This way, repairs can be made early before the leak actually starts, which just leads to both roof repairs and possible water damage repairs inside of your home itself. Here are three signs of a future roof leak:

  1. Damaged Flashing: The flashing on the roof is placed around all appliances that jut out from the roof, such as the chimney and skylight. The reason it's there is so that it prevents water from leaking into the roof where it's weak. When these things pop out from the roof's surface, it creates a space for water to sit, but this is prevented with metal flashings that help the water continue to flow off the roof. However, if a flashing is damaged, then it poses a problem. If you notice a bent, cracked, or rusted flashing, you need to have it replaced right away to prevent a leak. 
  2. Damaged or Missing Shingles: If there are any damaged or missing shingles, you are going to want to have them replaced. Shingles that are rotting or broken or missing invite water inside of the roof, which can leak into the home. With sitting water in these areas, it weakens the roof, which is what causes the leak to form. Be sure that you replace the shingles, as well as inspect the area for any little water damage that has already been caused. 
  3. Complex Roof Debris Buildup: If you have a complex roof, it needs more regular inspections for signs of a future leak. This is because debris buildup is heavier in the valleys and corners that make up a complex roof. The sooner you remove this buildup and catch possible signs of damage that this buildup may have already caused, then the more likely you are to avoid a leak. 

If you are dealing with a leak in the roof, you must hire professionals right away. Repairing a leak on your own, while possible, it can also be difficult and lead to more problems, especially if the leak is large and you don't have experience. Besides, professionals can get the job done quickly with the best materials on top of maneuvering around the roof safely to ensure that no one has to get hurt during the process. 

Contact a roof repair service for more information and assistance. 


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Waterproof, Windproof and Weatherproof: The Perfect Roof for Your Climate

Hi, welcome to my blog. My name is Wendy, and after traveling through many parts of the world as I worked on a degree in anthropology with a minor in architecture, I learned a lot. I saw how people took different approaches to the same issue (putting a roof on their home), but more importantly, I noticed how those approaches were dictated by the climate and culture in the area. Unfortunately, I think a lot of people in North America build roofs that are traditional rather than roofs that are the right fit for the climate. If you are interested in exploring the latter idea, I'm here to help. These posts look at the best way to get a roof that protects you from the elements. Explore, enjoy and send your friends over to my blog. Thanks!