6 Roofing Issues that Could Cause a Leak

A leaking roof can cause serious damage in a hurry! If your roof springs a leak, it's important to address the issue in a timely manner. Have you ever wondered what can cause a roof to leak in the first place? Knowing what can cause a leak allows you to be proactive instead of reactive which can potentially reduce the likelihood of costly repairs down the road. Read on to find out 6 roofing issues that could cause a roof to leak. 

#1 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.

#2 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.

#3 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.

#4 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.

#5 Quality of Work

Improper installation and poor workmanship are some of the major contributing reasons that homeowners experience leaks and water damage. When choosing a roofer, 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.

#6 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roof is nearing its recommended lifespan, it is time to replace it before any problems start to arise from your outdated roof.

Call our Expert Roofing Team! 

As soon as you discover that you have a leaky roof, call Above & Beyond Roofing for a free roof repair estimate at the Lake of the Ozarks. If you want to be proactive, we also offer FREE, no-obligation, roof inspections at the Lake of the Ozarks. Avoid the leak in the first place and give our team a call to schedule your roof inspection!

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