Your roof is the first line of defense against the elements and this is why it’s so important to regularly consider its maintenance. A roof leak and cause considerable damage to your home but catching one early can be crucial to preventing major costs down the road. There are several areas that you should be aware of for potential roof leak spots and for maintaining the structural integrity of your home:
Chimneys are often the primary source for early leaks in your home. Sometimes when flashing starts to come away from the chimney area or you find a small crack, it can compromise the overall structural integrity of your home. Using a professional roofer for your roofing job can be crucial to preventing these issues. Make sure that you’re using a professional with any chimney repairs or flashing repairs as this can be a troublesome spot for leaking across your roofing systems.
After a major tropical storm or hurricane, it’s fairly common to start seeing the signs of leaks across your roof. Wind source and water roof leaking happen in just about every part of the USA and the debris that can collect on your roof will often lead to valleys and pitting in your roofing system. After any type of large wind event like a hurricane, it’s crucial that you get an inspection done on your roof to check for the early signs of leaks.
Wall Step Flashing
The flashing at joint points in your wall and along the walls where your siding may meet your home can also be a spot for leaks. Flashing can quickly raise up during a windstorm or after it is impacted with hail. Examining these areas and making sure that the flashing is sitting alongside the wall or at a joint appropriately can be important. Working with a professional to make sure that your flashing gets installed well, repaired with precision, and inspected as required.
Keep some of these trouble spots in mind so that you can prevent major roofing repairs in the future.
This post was written by Reggie Reed! Reggie is a state-certified roofing contractor and co-owner of Reggie Reed Roofing, the best Pinellas County roofing company. He is a 4th generation roofing contractor. RR Roofing offers a wide variety of roofing services for residential homes, apartment complexes, condos, commercial buildings, churches and more. Reggie enjoys dedicating his spare time to helping underprivileged youth in his community and traveling with his family and friends.