Learning About LEAKS
First off, our main priority as a reputable roofing company in the Niagara region is to make sure your roof is sealed tight from all the elements of the weather that it will come in contact with it.
Water, (rain, snow, sleet, etc.), has a way of making its way into any weaknesses in a roofing system so it is our mission to not only lay down a new roof professionally but also to help you when water gets in no matter what the cause.
While many roofs leaks are simple to repair, FINDING THE SOURCE of the leak is often the hard part. When customers identify a leak in their ceiling, they often assume that the leak is coming from the leakage point, however, a leak can be traveling from somewhere else, or even be an accumulation of condensation. For example, it is common for plumbing and AC leaks to be misdiagnosed as roof leaks. Bottom Line: Leaks can be tricky to pinpoint.
Once you get to know the many different causes of leaks to look out for, you may be able to find the reason you are getting one by the process of elimination. Like I said however, it can be trickey to do so.
If you are stumped, you can always contact my team to assist you in this. As a general recap though, here are a few of the main sources of roof leaks:
Damaged or deteriorated flashing, seals and caulking
Missing, cracked or loose shingles, tiles or seams
Improper attic ventilation, which can cause moisture through a buildup of condensation
Improper installation of valleys, flashing, shingles, collars, etc.
Ice Dams, which prevent proper run off and force water to back up beneath shingles
Exposed nail heads
Wind driven rain
Built up debris, which can trap moisture
At Class Eh! Roofing we would be pleased to answer any of your questions and take a look at the situation for ourselves. We have 24 hour emergency service and are here for you and your roof!
PHONE: (289) 687-6924
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Wayne Jeffreys is a native of Niagara-On-The-Lake and owner of Niagara based roofing company Class Eh Roofing!