Three Top Causes of Roof Leaks

You rely on your roof every day to help keep your home dry, secure, and moisture free. It is not uncommon during the early days of the fall and winter months to notice that your roof has developed a leak somewhere. This can be the result of a number of different factors, but these three causes are some of the most common and could most likely be to blame for your issue.

Improperly Sealed Valleys

A “valley” is the spot where two planes of your roof come together. While these areas are usually sealed extra tight due to this increased water flow, they tend to be hotspots for leaks. If you find water is getting into your home near where two of these planes intersect, a leak in a valley is most likely the cause. Unfortunately there is no easy fix to this issue, but a professional Colorado Springs roofer can provide you with top-quality repairs using the latest state-of-the-art techniques.

Broken Shingles

Depending on the material they are made out of, shingles can be surprisingly delicate. Severe weather, high winds, or even just a few years of continual exposure to the elements can cause a shingle to become damaged and leak water. However, the good news is that the problem is easy to detect (missing shingles are usually very easy to spot). While it is strongly advised that you let a professional perform the repair, you could potentially fix a missing or broken shingle or two on your own with a little bit of handy skill.

Cracked Flashing

Flashing are pieces of metal installed on your roof to form a water-resistant barrier. If you have shingles on your roof, this metal is coated with rubber and installed underneath your tiles, but other times it is exposed completely. Cracks in flashing are caused when the tar that roofers use to seal it corrodes over time and exposure to the elements. While it is possible to repair this on your own, it is not advised, as venturing onto your roof without proper training can result in more cracked flashing.

If you need a roof repair, trust the experienced professionals at Divine Roofing, Inc. to provide you with top-quality service and workmanship at reasonable prices. We can repair your roof using the latest materials and GAF Master Elite factory-certified repair techniques.

Call Divine Roofing, Inc. today at (719) 497-1005 to schedule a free estimate for your repair needs!

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