Roof leaks are more than just a nuisance. They can easily become a bigger and more expensive problem if left unattended. While they are rather straightforward to address, figuring out where the leak is coming from in the first place may prove troublesome.
The most likely place the leak is coming from is the shingles; specifically, shingles that have experienced damage. Cracks and chipped patches on the shingles are all places where water can seep in and become leaks.
Shingles that have lost their protective granules are also at risk of leaks. We recommend you get in touch with your local roofers and have them replace these damaged shingles so you avoid potential leaks.
The thin metal strips installed in the weakest portions of the roof, such as around chimneys and skylights, are called flashings. While their primary role is repelling water from these vulnerable areas, they will get loose over time.
Damaged or loose flashings will let water seep into these portions of the roof, which will eventually turn into a leak. Fortunately, addressing this concern is as simple as refitting or replacing the damaged flashings.
Clean the Gutters
Gutters that are clogged by an excessive amount of organic debris will eventually cause water backups – which usually ends up on the more vulnerable parts of the roof like the soffit. To avoid gutter-born leaks, simply clean the gutters, and have an expert perform any necessary gutter repair and maintenance.
At Commonwealth Roofing & Siding, we’ll make sure your roof is leak-free through our roof repair and maintenance services. Contact us at (703) 261-6656, or fill out our contact form to learn more. We are local roofers serving homeowners throughout Sterling and Chantilly, VA.