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The Common Causes of a Leaky Roof

Leaks in your roofing are an underrated threat. While they start out small, they can grow in a matter of weeks and can do extensive damage for such a “minor” roofing problem. Common culprits are usually behind this issue.

The Common Causes of a Leaky Roof

In this post, West Side Roofing discusses the common causes of a leaking roof.

Damaged Shingles

Your roof's surface, which consists of the shingles, is your home's first line of defense from the elements. Torn and damaged shingles will allow moisture and water to enter, breaking through the underlayment, which, in turn, causes leaks. If you suspect that there's a leak up there, call a roofing professional right away so they can inspect your shingles. Doing so addresses the problems while they're still inexpensive and small.

Worn Flashing

Flashing is comprised of thin strips of material, usually made of metal, that protect the most vulnerable parts of sloped roofs, such as roof edges and valleys. Because of their constant exposure to water, these strips wear out faster than the rest of the roof. A completely worn-out flashing is a leak hazard, as without a proper moisture barrier, anything that penetrates the roof will eventually find its way to the latter's delicate innards.

Let our roofers inspect your flashing every six months, especially during particularly trying seasons. Replacing your roof flashing in a timely manner can help prevent leaks.

Blocked Gutters

Finally, clean your gutters as frequently as you can. Clogged gutters heighten your risks for leaks as the accumulated water will eventually try to find somewhere to go, which is either your siding or your roof deck. Additionally, the extra weight on the gutters will pull down the fascia boards, making your roof even more vulnerable to damage.

At West Side Roofing, we'll make sure your roof remains leak-free whatever the season. Call us today at (216) 245-1050 to learn more about our professional roofing services. We serve Ohio residents, particularly those in Akron, Parma and Cleveland.

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