Top 5 Common Causes of Roof Leaks

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No matter how old your roof is, knowing the common signs that you have a roof leak will help to avoid the issue becoming greater. Addressing minor faults in good time can not only help you roof to last much longer but also save you money. We will take you through the top 5 common causes of roof leaks and knowing when you need professional help.

Roof Flashing

Roof flashing are pieces of metal that lay under either shingles or when in strips under roof joints they are coated in a rubber layer. When they become cracked or broken due to weather conditions, they can start to let water into the roof space.

Roof Space Condensation

The main sign that condensation is affecting your roof space is the appearance of mould and mildew. There may also be strong musty smell, this is a sign water has made its way into the roof space. Due to the attic being at the peak of the home, between the indoors and the outdoors temperatures, this can result in condensation building and consequently can turn into an issue.

Using Your Roof To Much

This may seem an odd one but going out on your roof can dislodge tiles, damage roof materials. It may be as simple as you are using your roof to access other jobs that need doing or undertaking repairs. Always be careful when accessing your roof and use a professional to make any repairs or checks to limit any further damage.

Broken Shingles

Broken shingles are usually caused by bad weather. When they are broken, they can let water into the structure of the roof and start to cause major issues if not caught early. Most only notice is some shingles have fallen from the roof, during storms etc. but just making a quick check after bad weather and through the year means you know when you need repairs.

Blocked Gutters

If your gutters become blocked the signs are usually more apparent, such as overflowing water. Ensuring they are clear to move excess water away from the roof is key due to any build up can result in leaks into the roof space and as a result further damage.

Roof Maintenance South Wales

Ultimately ensuring your roof is well maintained and that you can keep on top of minor issues to avoid major ones. At Duraseal we can help you keep your roof maintenance up to date. If you’re unsure or have any questions about the services we offer, please get in touch and we will be happy to help. We are proud to offer our roofing services South Wales to both residential and commercial sectors as we know how important it is to keep your roof in the best condition. From domestic home improvements to large scale commercial installations, we will give a professional service. Contact us today on 01685 876818.

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