What is Causing My Roof to Leak?

It's been a rainy summer here at the Lake of the Ozarks and if you've had a roof leak or if you have one in the near future, you may be wondering what causes your roof to leak. A leaking roof can cause some serious in a hurry so it's important to address issues in a timely manner. If you have a roof you can count on the Above & Beyond Roofing crew to come and save the day! We offer roof repair service at the Lake of the Ozarks and emergency tarping. Today, our Lake of the Ozarks roofing company would like to break down what causes a roof leak in the first place. 


Shingles and Fasteners

During heavy winds or a storm, shingles can be damaged and fasteners can become dislodged, leaving an open space for water to make its way down into your roof. Trim down any trees in close proximity to or above your roof. Trees that are not properly trimmed back can fall piercing your shingles and creating leaks.

Quality of Work

Improper installation and poor workmanship are one of the major contributing reasons that homeowners experience leaks and water damage. When choosing a roof, it is imperative to have a highly qualified professional, who is experienced with the type of roof you have. If you go cheap on your roof, you will end up paying for it in repairs.

Skylights

Skylights are great for bringing natural light into your home and are a great way to add style to a room. However, if installed improperly or not sealed right, you can have a major issue above your head. If you notice any water on the floor below your skylight, schedule an appointment with a professional roofing company at the Lake of the Ozarks for an inspection to identify the problem and get it fixed.


Chimneys

Chimney stacks tend to collect water that can drain down and go through tiny spaces into your home. If there is any pooling of water around your chimney area, leaking could occur.

Flashing

Flashing is the most common reason for a roof leak. When flashing becomes eroded or damaged, it is easy for a leak to form. In some cases, contractors have failed to install flashing at all, leading to leaks and eventually damage to the roof and home. Finding a recommended and competent contractor can mean the difference between thousands of dollars in repairs.


The Age of Your Roof

If your roof is approaching 20 to 25 years old it is more likely to have an issue, especially if you haven't been keeping up with routine maintenance. Once your original roof is nearing its recommended lifespan, it is time to replace it before any problems start to arise from your outdated roof.

As we mentioned earlier, it's important to address a roof leak in a timely fashion to avoid serious damage to your home. If you have any more roofing questions that we didn’t get to answer, don’t hesitate to call us at 573-302-0354. We also provide free estimates for your next project! From roof tear-offs and repairs to roof inspections and installations, we do it all.

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