With normal aging and the severity of the elements, every roof may eventually experience a roof leak. While roof cleaning, inspections and maintenance will reduce this risk and postpone damage, in the end there’s no way to avoid it. Roof leaks are common, and knowing what to look for can help you call a roofer sooner to prevent damage and save money.
Besides damaged or missing roofing material, here are three common Pacific Northwest roof leaks causes:
1. Faulty flashing
The thin metal bands or flaps that cover or protect the caps, corners, valleys, fascia and other parts of the top of your home are known as flashing, which may become weak or corroded over time. Caulking also becomes dry and brittle with the passing of years, and both can lead to leaks in valleys and around roof penetrations such as vents, chimneys and skylights. Custom metal work can provide quality replacement flashing that fits your home just right.
If your home is built near trees, falling branches can weaken or damage roofing material, and the build-up of leaves and moss allows water to sit where it shouldn’t. Both can cause your roof to leak, which is why regular cleaning is imperative.
3. Clogged gutters
Gutters clogged with debris cause rainwater to pond or flow where it shouldn’t, often resulting in water ‘wicking’ under roofing materials or running inside soffits or walls. Prevent his with biannual gutter cleaning.
The key to reducing damage from roof leaks is early detection. If you need expert roof leak repair or roof replacement, the experts at Tile Pro Roofing can be reached at 425-402-4539 in Woodinville.
Edited by Justin Vorhees
Quality Roof Leak Repair and Maintenance in Woodinville
Twenty years serving Bellevue, Bothell, Issaquah, Kenmore, Kirkland,
Mercer Island, Redmond, Sammamish, North Seattle and Woodinville