Residential Roofing leaks can be caused by many different things. Storm damage from hail, tree damage from falling limbs, damage by people walking on your roof, old worn out shingles, cracked and sun damaged shingles…the list goes on and on. However, 90% of all residential roofing leaks are caused by improper installation or by defective metal flashing. Rarely does the actual roofing product fail. Flashing is found near any residential roofing penetration area such as chimney areas, step, apron and valley areas where residential roof angles join together. During a residential roof repair, it is necessary to look for any other roof damage that could lead to additional problems. If leaks are not addressed, the structure of your home may be weakened as the building frame continues to be exposed to dampness.
In addition, the poor installation of residential roofing shingles, which are sometimes nailed incorrectly, may need to be addressed. If residential roofing shingles are missing, these will need to be replaced also.
Clogged gutters also can be a cause of residential roofing problems. Water may overflow the back of the gutter and leak along the walls and inside of the home. In addition, flue pipes inside of a chimney can cause water to leak if they are not properly aligned.
It is very important that individuals check their residential roof for needed repairs regularly. Most opt for spring because of the fair weather and due to the fact that spring storms and heavy rains make you think more about your roofs integrity! Our fair weather in Texas provides year round opportunities for you to replace or repair your residential roof, so don’t wait for the problem to cause any damage.