5 Reasons to Take Care of Roof Leaks As Soon as Possible - Fortress Roofing

5 Reasons to Take Care of Roof Leaks As Soon as Possible

Roof leaks can cause significant damage to a home if the underlying cause isn't discovered and repaired promptly. Since water can travel outward from the point where a leak occurs, it may be difficult to pinpoint the exact cause. Check your roof for some of the most common causes of leaks to stop an existing leak or to prevent future problems.

AGE

Roofing materials deteriorate with age and become less effective at keeping water out. Temperature fluctuations and weather conditions may cause roofing materials to become brittle and crack over time. Exposure to direct sunlight can melt the tar that seals shingles together.

ROOF VENTS

It’s important for any penetration through the roof to be sealed properly to prevent leaks. Inspect the gaskets around vent pipes for cracks or gaps and check for missing nails. Plastic vents may crack after years of exposure to the weather.

GUTTER BACKUP

Gutters that are clogged with leaves or other debris can slow the water flowing off the roof, giving it time to soak through. Gutter covers can help keep gutters clear of debris to ensure that water flows freely and quickly off the roof.

HOLES

Holes remaining after the removal of a TV antenna or some other rooftop installation can draw water into the house. Inspect the roof for holes and seal any that you discover.

MISSING SHINGLES

Strong winds can rip shingles from the roof, and you may have an exposed area where you can’t see. Climb a ladder to inspect hidden areas and check for missing shingles.

Our team at Fortress Roofing and Exteriors is here to ensure that your home remains protected against the major damage that can occur from leaks, bad weather, and any other roof disasters. When you call us, you get your roof repaired quickly.

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