The Common Causes Of Roof Leaks

 

Best roof leak repair

Few things are worse than waking up to a roof leak in your home. Unfortunately for a lot of homes in Philadelphia roof leaks are almost an inevitability. While their causes may vary from age to superficial damage, once you’ve identified roof leaks, they should be assessed and repaired as soon as possible to avoid damage to the rest of the home.

Home Genius Exteriors has years of experience with roof leak repair services in Philadelphia, and we can assure you that we’ll get your roof back to perfect working order in no time.

Common Causes Of Roof Leaks

While roof leaks in the home make themselves very apparent to everyone under the roof, what’s less apparent is their exact cause. It could be any number of things causing water to enter the home, that’s why it’s best to get professional roofing contractors  at Home Genius Exteriors to assess the situation.

These are some of the potential causes of roof leaks:

Broken Or Missing Shingles

Broken or missing shingles can be the result of storm damage or simply a consequence of an aging roof. It can cause exposure, making it easy for water to enter the roof. This is something that can be avoided with regular maintenance checks and repairs.

Compromised Roof Vents

In order for roof vents to function optimally, they need to be adequately sealed. Over time they can suffer cracks and gaps in the housing or along the pipes, which is bound to cause roof leaks.

Debris Build-Up

Excess debris on the roof and within gutters can cause easily-avoidable damage to the roof by way of moisture build-up. Regularly clearing the roof of debris will ensure that water runs off smoothly without the chance of accumulating on the roof’s surface and eventually penetrating the home.

Flashing

Flashing plays a vital role in sealing off moisture. They are specifically placed where roof transitions occur, and could otherwise be easy entry points for water. It is common for flashing to move out of place or suffer cracks over time, which can cause major roof leaks within the home.

Water: A Home’s Worst Enemy

No homeowner wants water entering the home, especially via the roof. If water continues to enter your home, it may cause lasting damage that can result in significant expenses.

  • Water causes mold issues and may result in a variety of different harmful growths.
  • Water can warp and rot wood, which may cause significant structural problems that require extensive repair work.
  • Water damage may be destructive to the rest of your home in terms of damage to furniture, appliances and electronics.

The roofing experts at Home Genius Exteriors are no strangers to tackling the problem of water within the home. Call us today for professional, efficient roof leak repair services in Philadelphia, PA.

Get in Touch Today

We understand what it takes to prevent further damage to your home, and we’re always here to offer advice and suggestions on how to best approach roof leak repairs.

It’s essential to get in touch with our team of roofing experts as quickly as possible. Call us in your time of need for a free inspection.

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