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June 8, 2020


Roof Maintenance


4 Common Causes Of Roof Leaks

Roof leaks are a homeowner’s worst nightmare. Constantly having to band-aid repair a stubborn leak means investing more time and money than you would probably like to. To avoid having to address annoying issues in your roof (such as a roof leak), here are the 4 most common causes of roof leaks that you can look out for in your home.

Cracked Flashing

Flashing are the pieces of metal that reside under your roof materials. They form the water-resistant barrier between the exterior and interior of your roof. When your flashing is damaged or cracked, this will cause a leak in your roof. Look out for any exposed pieces of flashing and check them for cracks. Do this especially after harsh weather conditions such as wind or rain.

Broken Shingles

Your shingles are the things that protect your flashing. If your shingles are broken, your flashing is far more vulnerable than usual. Shingles can be broken due to harsh weather conditions so after major storms, be sure to inspect your shingles. Check for broken, missing, or different coloured patches.

Clogged Gutters

Your gutters can easily be clogged with leaves, sticks, and other debris. If you do not regularly maintain your gutter health, they will certainly get clogged. A clogged gutter will cause water to build up and stop travelling away from your roof (which are their intention), thereby causing a leak. Be sure to check your gutters for debris and clear it often.

Attic Condensation

Condensation can lead to mold and mildew growth. This often takes the form of a strong musty and/or rotten odor. Condensation can easily be trapped in an attic. If you smell or see mold or mildew in your home or sense a problem with condensation in your attic, you probably have larger issues with your roof that need to be taken care of.

Whatever the cause of your roof leak, thankfully there are roofing professionals near you that can help solve your issue. Contact Turnbull Roofing today at 905-579-7663 to book an appointment or get a free quote.