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Possible Reasons For That Leak In Your Roof

Published on December 7th, 2015

A leaky roof can cause a lot of problems for your home. It can lead to many issues that can take up a lot of time and money. So you’ve realized that unfortunately, you have a leak in your roof, but you may not know what exactly may be the cause of it. We’ve got some common reasons for leaks in your roof. We’ll show you:

  • Cracked Flashing: These thin pieces of metal may have large cracks, stopping them for efficiently acting as a water-resistant barrier.
  • Broken Shingles: These are pretty easy to spot. You can easily see the different-colored patches on your roof, where the shingle themselves have broken off.
  • Improperly Sealed Valleys: This is where the water runs down the roof into the area where the two planes of the roof meet. When the valleys aren’t sealed properly, there will be wet spots in that area.
  • Cracked Vent Booting: When you have a leak in this area, there will be dark spots around the area and a musty odor as well.
  • Ice Dam Build-up: The weight of ice dams on the edge of your roof can cause damage to your roof.
  • Improper Skylight Installation: If you always have to place drip buckets around the skyline or if you are seeing wet spots, then you definitely have a problem with your skylight installation.
  • Clogged Gutters: You may notice just a lack of water coming out of your downspout or you may see leaves sticking out from your gutter.
  • Cracked Chimney: There may be holes, loose shingles, flashing or wear and tear on or around your chimney.
  • Attic Condensation: There may be mold, mildew or a musty odor coming from your attic.
  • Excessive Use: We’re talking about going out onto your roof too much and this can be a major cause of the leakage problems.

If you are looking for roofing in Nashville, then you have come to the right place and we can help you with all of your roofing and contracting needs with our certified roofers and contractors in Nashville. We start with an inspection and a free estimate for your roof installation, repair, or replacement. Sometimes storms happen and we are there for you to fix leaky roofs and more. We offer both commercial and residential roofing services for the dynamic communities of Nashville Tennessee and surrounding areas.

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