Common Roof Leaks

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It would be nice if you never had to worry about your roof leaking or having other issues. Unfortunately, this often isn’t the case. While roofs can last for many years, over time, they will eventually wear out and need to be repaired or replaced.

There are many different factors that can impact your roof and cause it to leak. If moisture gets into your home, this could cause a lot of damage and a lot of problems. Knowing exactly what is causing the leak is best left to a professional, and having them do a roof inspection can be beneficial. It may be discovered that one of the following reasons is causing the roof leak.

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Skylight

This addition to your home can be both amazing and troublesome. It can be a great way to let some light into the home and add something extra to the space. However, if it wasn’t properly installed, it can also be a huge pain. Some of the common reasons a skylight might leak include:

  • Improperly installed fasteners
  • Glass micro-fractures or fissures
  • Sealant failure
  • Poor flashing seals

The fix to this problem might involve the removal of shingles around the fixture. However, to ensure that the leaking stops and the skylight doesn’t cause more issues, it’s best to do what is needed.

Chimney Flashing

Another common reason for leaks in your home could be due to the chimney. These can develop cracks and other problems that allow water to seep into your home. Fixing this problem will reduce the chances of mold and mildew growing in your home, as well as structural damage, all of which can be caused by excessive water.

Vent Pipes

If a vent pipe gets rusty or cracked, this can allow water to leak into your home. Over time, these items will wear out and break down, so getting them inspected and replaced can be a good way to ensure that they don’t allow water to get into your home.

Before your home develops leaks, it’s a good idea to have a roof inspection done. The professionals at At the Top Restoration are more than happy to take a look at your roof and make any necessary repairs.