5 Common Causes of Roof Leaks and Their Solutions

5 Signs — Modified Bitumen Roofing Moreno Valley,  CA
Your roof plays a significant role in maintaining your home’s protection and comfort, which is why you want to make sure it remains in great shape all the time. This means dealing with roof leaks that keep it from providing top-notch performance. Tip Top Roofing, the roofing expert, shares five signs of roof leaks you should never ignore:

1. Damaged Shingles. This happens due to severe weather conditions. If there are varied-colored patches on your roof, give us a call. We can replace the shingles and repair any water damage on your roof. We can also perform a full roof replacement if necessary.

2. Cracked Flashings. These are pieces of metal installed on the joints of your roof to create a water-resistant barrier. However, their sealant can corrode over time and leave them exposed to the elements. We can examine your roof, determine the cause of leaks, and install a new flashing for your home.

3. Condensation in the Attic. Excessive moisture in your attic indicates poor ventilation and insulation. This problem attracts mold and mildew growth, which can put your health at risk. As your roofing specialist, we’ll treat any mold growth that’s present in your attic. We’ll also optimize your insulation to minimize temperature fluctuations. Then we’ll make sure that all of your roof vents are clear from the interior end.

4. Improperly Sealed Valleys. Valleys refer to areas where two planes of the roof come together. Because these areas are usually sloped, rainwater can infiltrate the system if the valleys are not secured properly. You can detect this by looking for wet spots that run along the joints of your roof. We’ll fix this by placing a new leak barrier along the valley and shingling overtop.

5. Clogged Gutters. Gutters easily accumulate leaves, twigs, and other debris, which results in congestion. When left neglected, rainwater can overflow and seep through the shingles, causing them to deteriorate faster. Furthermore, it can lead to foundation damage and basement flooding. To prevent this, be sure to clean your gutters at least twice a year, preferably during spring and fall, to maintain their efficiency.

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