Nobody Enjoys Finding Leaks In Their Roof.
Not only are leaks expensive to repair, but they can cost a lot of time as well and can keep businesses from operating. Being able to prepare for leaks and spot them early on can help lessen the anxiety next time you find a leak. So, then, how do roof leaks form?
Damaged shingles have a major impact on roof leaks. Shingles act as the first and toughest line of defense against rain and the elements. A cracked, damaged, or bald shingle is weakened and more prone to leaks. Spotting signs of damage early on will allow you to repair your shingles and stop leaks before they even begin.
Another cause of roof leaks is faulty skylight installation. If any bad materials were used or if the hole for the skylight was improperly measured, water can easily seep through your skylight and into your home.
Ice dams can cause leaks in the wintertime. Ice dams are caused by melting snow and/or ice on your roof that refreezes at the bottom of the roof, preventing proper drainage. The water gets backed up and can seep through your shingles and into your home. This water can also refreeze in cracks in your shingles and cause damage.
Being able to spot problems ahead of time will save you a lot of time and money down the road. Make sure to perform a roof inspection about twice a year to look for signs of damage.
If you would like to schedule a roof inspection or repair, contact our office at 918-404-5996.
Outdoor Creations Roofing is located in Tulsa, Oklahoma.