Roof damage and leaks.
Every homeowner experiences roof damage and leaks at least once during their ownership of a house. Even if you do regular inspections, you might still be noticing leaks in your roof. It isn’t always obvious what could happen that caused damage to your roof. In this article, we are going to talk about three common reasons why you need residential roof leak repair.
There Is an Ice Dam Buildup
What It Looks Like: An ice dam is a ridge of ice that might form at the edge of a roof. Once it gets growing, it will prevent melting snow and rainwater from draining off. The combined weight of the ice and standing water can damage the roof.
The Reason Why It Happens: The heat from your attic causes some of the snowfall to melt, despite the cold temperatures outside. Then the water will run to the edge of the roof’s surface and, snd however, will refreeze into ice once it hits it because of the temperature fluctuation.
Your Skylights Weren’t Properly Installed
What It Looks Like: Leaks from this kind of problem are very easy to spot. If you notice wet spots or constantly need to place drip buckets around the sides of your skylights, the improper installation might be the reason. However, another reason for leaks and wet spots near the top of the skylight may be a flashing issue instead.
The Reason Why It Happens: Like we said before the reason here is improper installation. There are two main problems with the technique used that can cause this type of roof leaks. Those are improperly measuring and fitting the skylights upon installation or decayed insulation along the edges of the skylights.
Your Gutters Are Clogged
What It Looks Like: You may be able to notice the leaves or sticks sticking out of the gutter when you look up onto your roof. Another way to notice it is to pay more attention to your gutters’ performance. You might notice the lack of water draining out of a downspout during a rainstorm.
The Reason Why It Happens: Your gutters are meant to help water drain away from the roof’s surfaces. When clogging forms and they get blocked, that movement of water stops. Rainwater will then pool in one area of the roof, adding extra weight on it, and might seep through cracks.
No matter what the reason behind your need for roof leak repair is, Advantage Remodeling and Roofing got you covered. We have been providing roof repairs for years. Feel free to reach us at (972) 266-6677 to talk to our professionals and start your repairs today!