Residential Roof Repair and Replacement
What causes roof leaks?
Roof leaks can be caused by many different things. Storm damage from hail, tree damage from falling limbs, damage from people walking on your roof, old worn-out shingles, cracked and sun damaged shingles…the list goes on and on. However, 90% of all roof leaks are caused by improper installation or by defective metal flashing. Rarely does the actual roofing product fail. Flashing is found near any roof penetration area such as around the chimney, step, apron and valley areas where roof angles join together. During a roof repair, it is necessary to look for any other roof damage that could lead to additional problems. If leaks are not addressed, the structure of your home may be weakened as the building frame continues to be exposed to damp conditions.
In addition, the possibility of poorly installed roof shingles, which are sometimes nailed incorrectly, may need to be addressed. If roof shingles are missing, these will also need to be replaced.
Clogged gutters can also be a cause of roofing problems. Water may overflow the back of the gutter and leak along the walls and inside of the home. In addition, flue pipes inside of a chimney can cause water to leak if they are not properly aligned.
It is very important that individuals check their roof for needed repairs regularly. Most opt for Spring because of the fair weather and for most people, Spring storms and heavy rains make you more aware of your roof’s integrity! Our fair weather in Atlanta provides year-round opportunities for you to replace or repair your roof. So, don’t wait! Call Ideal Roofing and Exteriors -Atlanta’s #1 Residential Roofing Company – for a free analysis and estimate on your repair or replacement.