4 MOST COMMON ROOF LEAK CAUSES

A leaking roof is more than just annoying; it can cause serious damage to your attic insulation and roof deck and lead to mold and mildew growth and reduced energy efficiency.

These are the most common causes:

1.) DAMAGED SHINGLES

Damaged Shingles

If your roof is older than 20 years, your shingles may begin to crack or rot. In some cases, the shingles may come loose and fall to the ground. Constant exposure to wind and sun can wear the layers away and eventually cause leaks to form.

2.) CRACKED RUBBER “BOOTS”

 

Cracked Rubber Boots

Plumbing vents and anything that protrudes from the roof require a rubber “boot,” which works like flashing by protecting the area where it meets the roof. Continued exposure to outside conditions will eventually crack the rubber boot, meaning it needs to be replaced.

3.) FALLEN ROOFING NAILS

Fallen Roofing Nails

Roofing nails can sometimes back out. This leaves small holes that water can easily penetrate, especially when it’s close to the roof’s edge where wind-driven rain can enter. These little holes are usually unnoticeable to the untrained eye, but not when you have your roof inspected by professional roofers.

4.) DAMAGED FLASHING

Damaged Flashing

Flashing is a piece of metal that protects valleys and anywhere the roof meets a vertical surface, such as walls and dormers. If damaged or dislodged by strong winds, this could leave the breaks in the roof exposed, making it easy for rainwater to get in.

WHAT’S THE NEXT STEP?

Fixing your roof problems starts with selecting the right roofing contractor. If you notice any of these problems, it’s a good idea to have a qualified professional with roofing expertise take a look at your roof system. Little Buckaroo Construction can easily make a complimentary on-site visit to your Idaho home to view a roof in any condition – including one with cupped, cracked, sagging and buckling shingles.

Little Buckaroo Construction is an experienced roofing contractor that will let you know when your shingles are ready to be replaced. We will also advise you whether other roofing components such as soffits, ridge vents or gable vents need to be modified or replaced to keep your roof ventilation properly balanced.

Call Little Buckaroo Construction today and have our team inspect the roof shingles you’re concerned about. Our caring, friendly professionals will provide you with a free estimate.

Call us at 1 (208) 869-3926 or email us at info@littlebuckarooconstruction.com. We are waiting to help you!