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The Causes of Roof Leaks

Causes of Roof LeaksYour roof is one of your home’s most important features. Besides keeping you warm and dry, it also protects the inside of your home from weather damage. On average, a well cared-for roof should last around 20 years. However, like all parts of your home, it is prone to damage that can necessitate repair or early replacement. Peak Roofing Systems wants you to be aware of the most common causes of roof leaks.

Strong Winds

High winds can tear shingles from your roof, allowing moisture to seep into your attic where it can cause mold and wood rot, making roof repair necessary. Regular roof maintenance and inspection can help you spot loose or missing shingles and have them fixed before problems arise.

Hail

Small hail is normally not a problem for roofs, but golf-ball sized hail can cause significant damage. Unfortunately, the damage might not be readily apparent, but it may still be causing leaks in your roof. Roof leak detection can zero in on areas where hail has caused holes so you can have them repaired promptly.

Tree Damage

If you have trees next to your house, you could be one strong storm away from needing emergency roof repair. Tree branches can be very heavy, which means that they can be devastating to your roof. It’s best to keep trees trimmed away from your roof in order to minimize this risk.

Rot

Shingles made from wood and asphalt are particularly vulnerable to decay from mold, mildew, bugs and water. When their structural integrity is compromised in this way, you may end up with numerous leaks in your roof. A yearly roof inspection should be able to identify the affected shingles so they can be replaced.

Snow

It’s never good when snow is allowed to sit on your roof for too long. Snow is heavy in large quantities, and the added weight places considerable strain on the roof. If your roof is already in questionable condition, it greatly increases the chance of further damage.

Choosing a reputable Las Colinas roofing company is very important when you want the highest quality work. If you have leaks and need residential roofing repair, call Peak Roofing Systems at 972-731-7663 | 972-810-3732.

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