There’s never a good time for a roof leak, but it happens to almost every homeowner. We’re rarely ready for it. It may start as a dark stain on the ceiling, a streak coming down the wall, or even visible water dropping into your home. Whether the roof leak is caused by weather, seam problems, or time, we’re here to help you get back to normal. Let’s take a look at a few common causes for a leaky roof.
1) Poor Installation or Subpar Materials
When it comes to a replacement roof or repair, quality is at the core. Hiring an experienced roofing company with great reviews is well worth it to avoid problems in the future. Adams & Sons Roofing has been serving Atlanta and the surrounding area for over 30 years.
2) Broken or Missing Shingles
If you notice a leak and then see shingles on the ground outside, especially after a storm with high winds, you’ve likely found your culprit. Don’t hesitate to call a trusted roofing company to prevent additional damage.
3) Compromised Flashing
Flashing acts as a water-resistant seal that prevents water from making its way under shingles. They can slip out of place, or the tar holding them can erode over time and cause leaks.
4) An Old Roof
Roofing materials, especially lower-quality materials, break down over time. Harsh weather, sunlight, and human interaction can all hasten the rate at which materials degrade. A roof inspection, especially of an old roof, is an excellent way to prevent emergency repairs and save money.
5) Trapped Condensation
If you have an attic, it’s often trapped between extreme temperatures in blistering summers and freezing winters. This results in condensation and moisture, which ultimately leads to mold, mildew, and compromised structures. Adequate ventilation is critical to preventing damage from condensation.
6) Clogged Gutters
Once leaves, branches, or other debris find their way into a gutter, they can prevent water from flowing and lead to pooled water and leaks.
7) Chimney Cracks
It doesn’t take much water to find its way through a hole or crack in a chimney. Immediate repairs can stop problems from escalating.
If you’ve noticed any signs of leaks in your home, call Adams & Sons Roofing for a free quote and fast service!