Why is My Roof Leaking? 6 Causes of a Leaky Roof 💦☔

When it rains for long periods of time, it's possible you will find that you have leaky roof. While a leaking roof should be addressed in a timely manner, you may be wondering what caused the leak. Knowing the causes can help in prevention and minimize the likelihood of a leaking roof in the future. Read on to find our a few causes of a leaking roof from our roofing company at the Lake of the Ozarks



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 roofer, it is imperative to have a highly qualified professional, who is experienced with the type of roof you have. 

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roof is nearing its recommended lifespan, it is time to replace it before any problems start to arise from your outdated roof.

Call Above & Beyond Roofing for All Your Roofing Needs! 

If you notice a leak in your roof, it's important to call a trusted roofing company at the Lake of the Ozarks in a timely manner to prevent further damage. Above & Beyond Roofing are your go-to roofers at the Lake of the Ozarks and we offer free roof inspections! Give us a call anytime you experience an issue or if you just need an inspection done!


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  1. Naples Roofing, commercial roofing contractors , located in Buffalo NY, and are proud members of the non-profit association, National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA),established in 1986.

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