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Roof Leaks: Causes, Signs, and Ways to Fix Them

Roof Leaks: Causes, Signs, and Ways to Fix Them
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Roofs shelter us from the elements, and even the strongest materials can deteriorate over time if left unmaintained.


Roof damage can include cracked or broken shingles, punctures, and missing flashing. These can lead to one of the biggest roofing problems: roof leaks. 

Causes of Roof Leaks

There are many things that can contribute to a leak in your roof. Strong winds can cause your shingles and flashing to become loose. Another cause is the improper installation of vents and air-conditioning. 

Signs of Roof Leaks

Leaving leaks unattended can cause your roof deck and frame to rot.  Even the smallest leaks can snowball into major problems over time. You can check for the following signs of a leaky roof inside your home:

  • Water stains: When you see stains across your ceiling or down the walls, your roof is leaking. Also check for water spots in the attic, mold and mildew growth, sagging or soft ceilings, and peeling paint. The usual suspects are punctured roofs or missing shingles.
  • Rotten fascia and soffit: The fascia is the board that runs behind your gutter, and the soffit is the board underneath the fascia. They rot when exposed to an excessive amount of water over time.

Ways to Combat Further Water Damage

If you see signs of a roof leak or any other damage to your roof, the first plan of action is to cover the area immediately before it progressivly gets worse.  Leaving the area exposed to more rain and other elements can lead to costlier repairs.  The Roofing Company is prepared with tarps to protect the damaged area until it can be professionally repaired and sealed permanently. 

For quality roof repair or replacement, contact The Roofing Company today. Learn more about what we can do for you by calling us at (757) 867-6600.

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