Having a leaking roof is not only annoying but it can also be very damaging and expensive to fix if left untreated. If water has come in through your roof into your house it could damage your loft insulation or loft rafters, cause water stains on your ceilings and lead to mould and mildew growth overtime. All of these could result in reduced energy efficiency which will cost you more money in the long run. Therefore it is essential that any roof leaks that are discovered are fixed and rectified as soon as possible. Our team at high design roofing is available the whole year through to help with all manner of roofing issues. As a professional roofing contractor, we’ve put together some of the most common roof leak causes for you to explore.
Sometimes roofing nails back out of your roof leaving small holes that water can penetrate. This is especially true when it’s close to the roof edge where wind-driven rain has a higher chance of entering. While these little holes are unnoticeable to the naked or untrained eye, routine roof maintenance can ensure that any such holes are repaired and that the roofing nails are properly affixed again. In short, timely and routine roofing repairs can help mitigate any roof leaks before they cause too much damage.
If the roof on your property is old (for example, between 20 and 30 years old or more), you may well start to see signs of aging such as failing fixtures and shingles, as well as cracking or rotting.One thing that is important to keep an eye on is a weak outer layer of your roof.Once weakened, it can expose the underlay area of your roof. A continued exposure to this section of your roof, due to weather conditions such as rain and sun can wear down the layers and eventually cause leaks to form. However even if your roof is in a good condition, routine maintenance and regular inspections checks are encouraged for complete peace of mind.
Plumbing vents and anything else that protrudes from your roof is required to have a rubber “boot”. This works like flashing and protects the area where it meets your roof line. adverse weather and continued exposure to wind rain seagulls and other such birds can lead to the rubber boots cracking full stop when this happens they will obviously need to be replaced however regular roof maintenance and timely roofing repairs will help to identify any issues and prevent expensive roofing repairs.
Metal flashing protects valleys and any area of your roof where it meets a vertical surface. These areas include walls and dormers and therefore flashing is in an important part of a good roof structure. If flashing is damaged or dislodged by adverse weather conditions including strong winds, this could leave any breaks in your roof exposed, making it easy for rain to drive in.
If you have seen or witnessed any of these signs on your roof or would like to know more about our full range of roofing services, do not delay in getting in touch with our team here at High Design Roofing. Give us a call or fill in our contact form where a member of our friendly and helpful team will get back to you as soon as possible.