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3 Common Causes of Roof Leaks

Jun 27, 2018

Roof leaks don’t just appear; they’re usually the symptom of old problems that have been overlooked or neglected for far too long. The question is then: is it possible to find these problems so your roofing contractor can deal with it before leaks happen?

Roof Leaks

Rogers Roofing, Inc., discusses these common causes and what we can do as your local roofing contractor to head off future leaks.

Flashing Problems

Flashing is the roofing system’s first line of defense against water. Flashing are thin sheets of water-resistant material, such as metal, that cover the roof’s most vulnerable parts like the valleys. Sometimes, other roofers cut corners and put your flashing at risk by using corrosive tar for the seal or install used flashing instead to cut corners. These actions expose your roof to rainfall and cause potential leaks in the process. Avoid this scenario by hiring reputable contractors like Roger’s Roofing, Inc., to install your flashing the right way.

Age

After a long period of service, roofs tend to show their age with leaks. Tired, old shingles become brittle, making it easier for the rain to wash off their protective granules and expose the innards of your roof. Sadly, the only solution possible is to retire your old roof by having it replaced with a new one. Hire us, and our roof replacement team can install your new one in no time.

Clogged Gutters

Gutters provide water an easy way of the roof without damaging it in the process. Clogged gutters, however, defeat this purpose as this just pushes water back onto your roof and even damage your fascia or the inner structure of your roof. Roofing contractors like us can perform gutter maintenance, which would minimize leaks due to gutters choked with detritus.

Contact us for any roof repair and replacement needs. We also provide siding and window services for all homeowners in the area. Call us at (219) 933-9145 in Indiana or (773) 768-3022 in Illinois. We serve homeowners in Tinley Park, IL, and nearby areas, including Munster and Dyer.