A leaky roof spells trouble in multiple ways. If you notice that your roof is leaking, you should contact The Construction Group immediately. The longer you wait to have it fixed, the more costly the damage can be. We can fix your roof and stop the leaks in no time. If you are wondering what is causing the leak, we’ve assembled eight possible reasons why the water is dripping. If any of these are happening to your roof, call us today for roofing repair service.
1. Cracked or Corroded Flashing
Flashing is then a thin piece of metal that we install under shingles and on the joints of your roof to channel water away from the valleys (corners). If the flashing becomes corroded, holes or cracks could form.
2. Damaged Shingles
Severe weather is the reason why shingles become damaged. High winds can lift the shingles from the decking. Hail storms in Woodbury can break shingles. Freezing weather can cause them to dry and crack.
3. Loose Valleys
The valleys are the areas where two sections of the roof meet. If not properly sealed, water can easily seep through the valley and get into the attic. The seal may be loose or missing in the valley.
4. Booting (Seals) Are Cracked or Missing
Any protrusion through the roof needs to be sealed. Examples of objects coming through the roof include chimneys, satellites, or skylights. The seals are broken or missing, and water is getting in the house.
5. Water Buildup
Water buildup is typical in homes that are surrounded by trees. Throughout the year, branches, leaves, and other debris buildups, forming a dam. The water will eventually seep through the shingles.
6. Improper Skylight Installation
Skylights are among the most leak-vulnerable components in your roof. If they are not correctly installed and sealed, you’ll need to call us to fix them.
7. Gutters Are Clogged
If debris is clogging up the gutters, the water will spill over the sides. Water can get into the fascia and come into the home from the side. It can do significant damage to the roof’s outer framework.
8. Poor Ventilation
The roof needs to be adequately ventilated to keep condensation and humidity from building in the attic. Proper ventilation means that air can flow throughout the entire attic.
Is It Time for Roofing Repair?
If you are experiencing any of these problems with your roofing system it may be time for a residential roof repair from The Construction Group. We offer comprehensive roofing service including roofing installation, repair, and full system replacement. We also perform roofing maintenance to keep your system in good condition year after year. If you would like to schedule service, contact us at 651-731-5857, or you can message us on our contact page.