Four Reasons You May Have a Roof Leak That Needs Repair
If your roof is leaking, it means that water is finding its way around a damaged part. Your roof may leak for a number of reasons besides storm damage. If you are seeing water stains or leaks inside your house, one of these reasons may be to blame.
Here is a list of the most common reasons.
- Plumbing Vent Boots and Roof Vents: A broken seam or cracks in rubber flashing or even the gasket that surrounds the vent pipe may be rotted. Either of these situations could cause leakage and need repair.
- Mounting Holes: Any small nail hole that was not filled in or properly filled in could cause leaking. If you remove an old vent or satellite dish or anything else previous attached to the roof, make sure the holes are properly filled in to prevent a leak.
- Step Flashing: If you have a chimney, then you’ll have an L-shaped flashing around it to channel water. If a piece comes loose, slides or is removed. Water can form around it and seep into the roof causing a leak.
- Dormers and Walls: The flashing around the dormers may rot or caulking may get old and will cause dormers and walls to leak.
Getting these fixed in a timely manner is key. Even if the leak seems minor, you’ll want to get it fixed quickly because it will only get worse. If you do not fix them quickly, you may get mold or wood rot. This may be a simple fix for a professional who knows what to look for. If you suspect you need your roof leak repaired, call BB Roofing for a free, no obligation inspection today. The damage from a leaky roof can be difficult to spot. BB Roofing has HAAG certified inspectors who will ensure your home’s roof has not been damaged. Once we review the roof, we will work with you to put together the best solution to getting it fixed; a solution that works with your budget and timeline.