What Can Cause A Roof Leak?

       A roof leak is never good news. Whether you are home when the leak starts or come home to it, it is important that you take immediate action to avoid further damage to your home (and your pocket). What may seem like a simple leak could wind up costing you thousands of dollars in repair costs. Before you can get the leaks to stop and repair the damage inside, you need to know what’s causing the leak. There are many reasons why your roof could be leaking, but there is a handful that we see and repair frequently.


The 10 most common causes for roof leaks include:

  • Cracked flashing;
  • Broken shingles;
  • Valleys not properly sealed;
  • Ice dam build up;
  • Rainstorms;
  • Wind storms;
  • Cracked vent booting;
  • Skylight not properly installed;
  • Clogged gutters;
  • Cracked chimney.

       Your roof is one of the few areas where you should really put the DIY videos aside and hire a professional. Hire someone like Roofing Masters Anchorage to do your fixes since they are trained on how to avoid the most easily damaged areas. It is important to act quickly when it comes to a roof leak because leaky roofs never fix themselves or get better on their own. Need advice or help with your roof? Call today for a free professional inspection!

Our inspections check:

  • The condition of the roofing materials;
  • Any caps, ridges, and drip edges;
  • The soundness of the gutters drains, and downspouts;
  • HVAC units, roof pipes, valleys, chimneys, and vents.

The best way to keep your roof in tip-top shape is by developing an active maintenance routine. Roof care should take place at least twice a year. Always be active when it comes to roof maintenance and make an effort to fix small issues before they grow into big problems. Often, the primary cause of a leaking roof is simply that the roofing materials have reached the end of their lifespan. Over time, your roof will be worn down by extreme temperatures, adverse weather, impacts, and debris, all of which can make the tiles more brittle and lead to cracks down the road.

The team at Roofing Masters Anchorage has been finding and repairing leaks for customers all around Columbus and surrounding areas for years. You can count on our workmanship to permanently fix your problem. Call us at xx and get your free estimate!


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