The last thing a homeowner wants is to have to put a pail under a leaky ceiling because they’ve got a damaged roof. Roofing problems can get quite involved, and roof leaks are no joke. Whether your roof is two or 20-years-old, it could conceivably leak. Some leaks are quick fixes while others require extensive Home Remodeling. Either way, it’s good to know what the common causes of roof leaks are, so you’ll be aware just in case problems happen to you. Here are some things to notice…
1. You have damaged shingles
If you have shingles on your roof but you also notice shingles in your yard, especially after a bad storm, you probably have a damaged roof. You should also look at your roof’s shingles every so often and check for discolored shingles and/or lost shingles, which could indicate leaks. Arko Companies can send someone over to inspect your roof for shingle issues.
2. Your roof vents have issues
Roof vents are those things that seem like little pipes bulging out of the top of your roof. They’re used to eject additional moisture from the inside of the home. If and when the “flashing” around the vent has an issue, you’ll likely notice dark spots or mold. Leaks tend to occur at/around vents.
3. Your skylights
As beautiful as skylights are, they often cause problems for homeowners when they leak. You might notice wet marks around the border of your skylight, or drips of water fall to the ground and you have to put out a bucket to catch the water. The flashing/insulation might be bad. The window(s) might be slightly cracked. Perhaps improper installation occurred and now you’re seeing the result– a leaky skylight.
Roof leaks can occur for a number of reasons as stated above… and they can also be due to rare occurrences like trees falling or lightning strikes. Meanwhile, a roof is made of many components, and anytime just one of those components fails, whether due to age, storm, etc., you could have a leaking roof that needs attention.
If and when you think you’ve got roof leaks, Hire a Roofing Service Expert. If you’re looking for a Roofing Contractor from a dependable Minnesota Roofing Company, choose Arko Companies. Located in East Bethel, MN, Arko is a Residential Roofing Contractor that Minnesotans can trust. Please call 763-434-2756 for more info.