Common Areas For Roof Leaks
A roof can fall under a tremendous amount of stress and whether the roof is starting to break down due to aging or being hit with extreme weather, you can experience problems with leaks before too long. Repairs on specific areas can often save your roof from experiencing leaks and make sure that your interior can be spared as well. Here are some common areas for roof leaks and how to stay prepared for them!
Over The Roof Field
Older roofs often come with a roof field and this can be one of the most common areas for missing granules, nails and cracks. It’s usually best to consider contacting a professional if you need access to a quality roof inspection that will not damage your roof.
The Valleys of Your Roof
Valleys are the areas where two of the planes on your roof will meet. In valley areas you will find metal flashing as well as hold roofing that is designed to laced together your shingles. These areas can often cause problems if your shingles and the underlayment are not properly trimmed. Turning shingles for a valley means that they have to have a chisel point on the end. The second cut that is made needs to be done in an arrow point and if this is skipped water could easily make its way into your roofing system past the top of the shingle. If the second cut is missing, the cut can be done without removing the shingles of the repair is relatively straightforward.
A chimney contains four main types of flashing and it’s one of the most common places where your roof will experience leaks. Counter flashing that’s along the brick-and-mortar needs to be installed professionally and the corners along the flashing needs to be checked for holes and cracks. Caulking also needs to be used in order to seal flashings and roofing cement can be applied behind the flashing to properly seal in the area as well.
When shingles have the chance to wear down, they can peel up and away from your home. As shingles continue to peel away this can often expose other areas of your home and lead to the chance that water could find its way deep into the underlayment and eventually into the walls of your home. If this happens after a storm, make sure that you are looking for somebody to patch your roof as soon as possible.
Gutters also need to have appropriate seals between the roofing system and the area where they meet the house. When a gutter has the chance to fall or it is installed poorly, this will lead to the chance that your house can be compromised. Applying cement to the gutters and making sure that they are installed appropriately while with water drainage and make sure that water won’t find its way into your home to cause damage at the seams from your gutters. Proper gutter repair will also work to prevent your foundation from washing out which could cause structural damage to your home.
If you are interested in a professional roofing inspection or you would like to work towards improving areas of your roof, contact our roofing professionals today and we can make assessments as well as perform repairs to prevent water damage on your home!