|We’ve all been there, even if we didn’t want to. A rainstorm outside and all you can hear inside your house is… pit..pat.. the unmistakable sound of a leak! Or maybe you’ve seen it in another form? A patch on the wall where it appears to be damp, that’s where it could be on the side where you can’t directly see where it is exactly.
There could be a lot of different reasons to which why your roof is leaking. Once you’ve figured out where the leak is coming from you can repair it and take precautions in the future to ensure this never happens again. These fixes or installations should only be done if you have experience in this field. Otherwise it is advised to contact a professional to have this problem go away.
So what causes a leak? With many factors to take into consideration it is important to keep in mind all possibilities. These are some real life examples of top causes for your roof to leak: Age, Weather, Ice, and Faults in the Flashings, Clogged gutters or even poor roof construction.
Father time can’t stop time on your house and with age the roof becomes weak as well. Slowly over time your roof will start to decompose and break down. The nails become rusted and dangerous to work around. It is best to look at your roof and be sure that this problem can be fixed before your roof crumbles.
Weather is a strong factor to take into consideration, many places in North America deal with 4 seasons and none more brutal than a winter season. The frigid temperatures can be covered in snow for a prolonged period of time, which contributes to heavy snow that will remain on your roof top. A tip to avoid any heavy snow on your roof would be professional roofers that can remove the snow.
During a cold snap where the temperature can drop very cold in the winter ice is a dangerous element that comes with the season. Ice can block your gutters and prevent proper water movement. The tar can freeze, crack and can result in overflows into your house!
Cleaning the gutters is a choir no one wants to do however it must be done to ensure a fluent movement of water from rain storms or ice storms off of your roof. Debris can freeze in the winter and accumulate in the other seasons. A simply solution to avoid a mishap (especially before winter) is to do routine inspections!
A poorly constructed roof can lead to many problems! Do not attempt to get all of your friends together and build or restore a roof. Leave it to professionals with the right paper work and the know-it-all to restore or complete the construction of your roof. A roof is a solid matter that keeps you warm and the rain outside – don’t cheap out!
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