How to Avoid a Roof Leak this Spring

Spring will be here before we know it! We are excited about some warmer weather but the arrival of spring typically means frequent rain showers. If your roof springs a leak, damage and expenses can add up quickly. The best way to avoid a roof leak is to take proactive measures to avoid a leaky roof. Read on to find out what you can do to avoid a roof leak this Spring!

What Causes a Roof to Leak? 

The best way to avoid a leaky roof is to understand what causes a roof to leak in the first place. Below are a few scenarios that could cause your roof to leak.

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.


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.

Age of Roof

The age of your roof can be a major contributing factor to a leaky roof. Over time, direct sunlight will dry the shingles up along the seals of pipe boots or the seals around skylights. We find that these areas are a leading source for a leaky roof.


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 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.

How to Avoid a Roof Leak this Spring? 

Now you know the main causes of roof leaks but you may be thinking - now what? The first step to avoiding a roof leak this spring is to schedule a FREE roof inspection! Having a professional roofing contractor at the Lake of the Ozarks check your roof can potentially catch a roofing problem before it occurs, thus avoiding a leak all together! 

Schedule a FREE Roof Inspection with Above & Beyond Roofing! 

We offer free roof inspections at the Lake of the Ozarks and surrounding areas. It’s a good idea to get your roof looked over often because if a problem occurs, making minor repairs can help prolong the lifespan of your roof and save you money in the long run. Ready to take action to avoid a roof leak this spring? Give Above & Beyond Roofing a call for a free roof inspection!

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