Roof Leak Detection Service
Leak detection is extremely important. The earlier a roof leak is detected, the earlier the problem can be remedied, which helps homeowners avoid sky-high roofing repair expenses. With the help of our leak detection specialists in Frisco and McKinney, Peak Roofing Systems works fast to determine the precise location of a leak and decide the best way to repair it. We can investigate the causes of water leaks, ventilation leaks, and even openings that allow unwanted pests into your home.
Leak detection with Peak Roofing Systems can detect:
- Water leaks
- Ventilation problems
- Pests, rodents, and birds’ nests in and around your roof
- Moisture that can cause mildew and mold
- Energy inefficiency
- Insulation gaps
Metal Roof Leak Detection
A leak in your metal roof can cause a lot of damage if it isn’t caught early, but Peak Roofing Systems can quickly and easily detect any leaks in your metal roof. Hiring a professional when you suspect a leak is key in preventing costly roof damage. If you start seeing any rust, mold, or mildew growth in your attic, or any wood bloating in your rafters, you need to call Peak Roofing Systems immediately. We will dispatch a licensed roofing contractor to your home or business quickly. Emergency roofing services are also available outside of regular business hours. Our roofing experts can scan your roof with the most modern roofing equipment to detect leaks in your metal roof.
Electronic Roof Leak Detection
Peak Roofing Systems is one of the only roofing companies in Texas to utilize smartphone scanners that can detect leaks in your home. No more waiting on a contractor to lug a large, slow scanner to your home. With our sleek high-tech scanning options, we can get into tight spaces and find any leak in your home. Sometimes leaks are not always obvious. Peak Roofing Systems can scan your wall or roof to locate the origin of even the most inconspicuous leaks. We will then quickly repair your roof to prevent further damage. For more information about our electronic roof leak detection, contact our office and we can assist you in scheduling an appointment.
What’s Causing My Roof to Leak?
There can be a single cause or a combination of several factors when a roof begins to leak:
Loose, cracked, eroding, or rotting shingles
This type of leak most frequently affects asphalt roofs, especially as they age past 15 or 20 years, and is most likely caused by a recent storm, persistent wet weather, hail, a poorly-maintained roof, or extreme sun damage. It can be remedied with a matching asphalt shingle repair or a roof replacement (if it is determined to be more cost-effective).
Loose or backed-out nail
Shingles are fastened to your roof with nails or staples, which occasionally “back out” and cut through the top shingles. They can produce massive leaks that cause extreme water damage over time. However, with prompt leak detection, fixing the problem is very affordable.
Poor flashing installation
A bad roofing contractor or a “DIY” roofer may incorrectly install flashing (the metal piece used to seal up areas where the roof meets vertical surfaces, such as chimneys, walls, balconies, etc.). Incorrect flashing installation allows water inside the roof and into the structure of your home or business. This leak can be fixed by removing the flashing and replacing it with a proper installation.
Cracks in shingles, infrastructure, and plumbing vents
A shingle, infrastructure, or plumbing vent leak is known to be the most frequent cause of roof leaks. In particular, a plumbing vent can develop cracks and breakage from extended sun exposure. These issues usually can be solved with quick repairs that save you money in the long run. With regular roof maintenance, these types of cracks are easily avoidable. The FREE roofing inspection from Peak Roofing Systems makes the process even more painless!
How long does roof leak repair take?
The process to repair a leaking roof is actually a simple job when you have the right roofing specialists working on the task. Should the weather outdoors be mild, Peak Roofing Systems can fix a leak in the roof within just a single day. Some repairs can actually be completed in just 30 minutes, though others may take at least one hour to complete. It all depends on the size of your roof, the damage that was done due to the leak, and the size of the leak itself. The bigger leak, the longer the repair job will take, of course.
We begin each job by performing a comprehensive inspection of the leak site. This allows our roofing experts the opportunity to form a comprehensive plan of attack to fix the problem once and for all. We will communicate directly with the homeowner throughout the entire process.
How can I find the area the roof is leaking from?
In order to successfully fix a roof leak, you need to know where said leak is happening. The longer a leak sits, the more damage you could potentially have on your hands. It is generally quite easy to spot water stains from a roof leak, or perhaps even significant mold growth that usually follows a significant leak from the roof. You could also begin to notice vulnerable points on your ceiling or within the attic.
If possible, pick up a flashlight and make your way into the attic. Keep an eye out for any mold growth, black spots, water damage, or noticeably dripping water from a single point. This will offer you some idea of where the leak is coming from. You should then call in a roofing expert from Peak Roofing Systems to solve the problem before it grows worse. That is the best option any homeowner has.