Common Causes of Roof Leaks

Common Causes of Roof LeaksWe’ve all been there, you notice water gathering in some part of your home. You begin your inspection, and notice a tiny leak coming from your roof! As we go through the rainy season in Florida, it is vital to ensure that your roof is in top condition to save yourself the hassle of dealing with a roof leak. The Florida rain is relentless, nearly every day we experience at least an hour of straight downpour. Your roof is designed to protect against this and hold its integrity, but there are a variety of factors that can play a part in weakening your roof and allowing that pesky water to find a way into your home or business! There are multiple common causes of roof leaks, and each poses their own unique challenges for a home or business owner.

The expert roofers at Reggie Reed Roofing have decided to put together a little guide on what we think are some of the most common causes of roof leaks and how you can protect your home or business against them!

Quality of Work

One of the best ways to protect yourself and your roof against leaks is to have a roofing company come in and perform regular maintenance on your roof. However, this can also have the opposite effect if you trust the wrong group of guys to get the job done for you. Not every roofing contractor is made equal, and they all do not have the same attention to detail as well. When performing a roofing inspection, it’s extremely important to check every nook and cranny, top to bottom to ensure that there is not any sneaky issue festering. Roofing issues start out small and easy to miss, but let them sit for a while and they’ll magnify into a gigantic problem that is much harder to repair.


Like we mentioned before, the weather where you live can have a huge impact on the durability of your roof. As we live in Florida, we mostly deal with rain, wind, and the constant gaze of the sun. Hurricane season is also a yearly worry that magnifies these issues and presents even more problems. Heavy rain can overwhelm your roof, if there are any poorly designed spots on your pitched roof you could even experience pooling water, which is not good. Your gutters could also take a beating from the rain, and cause damage to your roof as a result. We haven’t even gotten to the wind yet! Strong storms and hurricanes bring strong wind as well, which has the potential to blow off roofing materials and blow debris, tree limbs, and other objects onto your roof and cause damage! 

So what can you do to stop these factors and help protect your roof from damage? Regular, preventive maintenance from a trusted roofing company is a surefire way to set yourself up for success! A skilled contractor will inspect every part of your roof; your flashing, gutters, and seams all play a huge role in protecting your roof and any issues or weaknesses in these areas could leak to multiple leaks down the line!

Family owned and operated and faithfully serving the people of Pinellas County for decades, Reggie Reed Roofing is the roofing company for the job! From residential to commercial roofing, there is no job too big or too small for our group of guys to get done! We take pride in our quality of workmanship and we bring the same sense of urgency to every jobsite, contact us today for more information!