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
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
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
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
5. Clogged 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.