Why Your Roof May Be Leaking
There are several different factors that can play a part in roof leaks that will require repair:
- –Improper roofing installation
- –Malfunctioning flashings or roof flashings
- –Inadequately installed shingles
- –Hail damage
- –Storm damage
- –Gutters that don’t drain correctly
- –Animal damage
- –Tree damage
- –Skylight or turbine leaks
- –Wind damage
The best way to prevent leaky roof problems from becoming bigger, more costly issues is to have your roof regularly inspected. Any roof leaks found should be repaired immediately to prevent further damage, such as interior damage to your home.
Dangers of Ignoring Roof Leaks
Regular maintenance of your roof will save a considerable amount of time and money in the long run. Routine roof inspections can catch potential problems before they occur. Proper maintenance and roof repair can ensure the longevity of your roof.
The absolute worst thing you can do if you think you have a leak in your roof is to ignore it. If you suspect that your roof has a leak, it is really important to have it looked at by an experienced roofing contractor as quickly as possible to prevent the leak from getting worse. Doing so will prevent serious water damage and more costly repairs – both inside and outside your home. If roof leaks are not repaired they may result in rotting of roof decking, sheet rock damage, and mold. If this happens, everything will need to be replaced, resulting in a much more costly repair.
Help Minimize Roof Leak Damage
You should have your roof inspected once or twice a year by a qualified roofing expert. Of course, in Texas some roofs may require additional heat/weather maintenance and should have a maintenance inspection timetable. You can also help prevent damage by keeping drainage gutters free of debris, trimming trees away from your roof, minimizing roof traffic, and inspecting your attic for signs of animal damage or leaks.
Radical Texas Weather
Texas has radical weather patterns that can require special attention for the roofs of homes and commercial buildings. Temperatures can change by 40 degrees from morning to afternoon. In addition to temperature fluctuation, there is the very real potential of high winds, violent storms and, occasionally, hurricanes. This can cause quite a lot of damage to roofs creating leaks that will need attention immediately. To determine the best materials and repair solution, it is best to consult with a trained local roofing expert so they can match the best roofing material to your home or building’s individual needs.
The Best Contractor for Roof Leak Repair
You should not trust literally “the roof over your head” to an inexperienced roofer. Your home or business is your biggest investment and your roof is always exposed to the elements. Be sure you choose an experienced, quality roofing company that is insured and has a place of business. J-Conn Roofing’s expert team is ready, willing and able to make sure that your roof is secure and ready for anything Mother Nature can throw at you!
J-Conn Roofing is trained and certified to inspect the fine points of your roofing structure and implement the most reasonably priced and long-lasting roof leak repair solution to suit your overall needs. Fill out the Contact Form on the right of the page for your free, no obligation estimate or consultation today or call us at (512) 479-0510.