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Problems That Cause Roof Leaks

Published on December 17th, 2015

You should never think that a leak means that you’ll see water dripping from your roof. Sometimes, it may just be a water mark or some mildew that you see in your roof, indicating a leaf. Sometimes, you may have a leak and you may not even know it, because you never see a very obvious sign.

Roof leaks are never a good sign and they can cause a whole lot of damage to your home.

When your roof has a leak, it’s probably caused by one or more of these 6 problems.

  • Low slope or inadequate roof pitch: These are very susceptible to roof damage and they don’t usually give a n effective run-off for water to exit the roof.
  • The step flashing in your chimney or skylight: If the wind has removed it or lifted it from the roof or chimney, if the sealant has been compromised, then the chimney flashing can leak. If the skylight is cracked and the seals are worn, then that can form a leak.
  • Shingles that are blown of or missing: These are roofing materials that can possibly blow off your roof, despite the materials they are manufactured from. They are especially easy to blow off when they are made from lighter materials and they can leave your underlayment and deck exposed to the elements.
  • Ice dams: When water freezes on your roof, it stops water from draining into your gutters or leaving your roof.
  • Pipe flashing that is bad or leaking: Corrosion of the pipe flashing or of the sealant, that sits under your roof material may make way for water to enter.
  • The flashing in the valleys: Your roof valley is where all the water that falls on your roof is going to be channelled. That’s why if the flashing needs to remain intact or else it will let water in.

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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