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Common Causes of Roof Leaks

Jan 10, 2022

Palm trees blow in a storm.Common Causes of Roof Leaks That Homeowners Should Watch For

Of all the problems that could befall a homeowner, roofing troubles are some of the worst. When your roof is damaged, you likely have constant fear and anxiety that the next storm might cause serious or permanent damage to your home. However, understanding the causes of leaks and other roof damage can help you prevent them and avoid the stress entirely.

At Grayhawk Remodeling, we’ve seen our share of roofing issues, and we can help you identify a few common causes of roof leaks that you should be aware of. Here’s what to watch out for:

Damaged Shingles or Roofing

If components of your roofing system have been damaged, your roof might not be watertight. Dented or missing shingles, cracked or rusted metal roofing, or missing tiles will all compromise the integrity of your roof and potentially lead to leaks.

Broken Flashings

The metal flashings on your roof—you’ve probably seen them on the borders of your roof’s peaks and valleys—play a critical role in keeping water at bay. If your flashings have been damaged or broken, they can cause leaks.

Clogged Gutters

Nobody enjoys cleaning their gutters, but unchecked dams and clogs can cause water to pool and spread underneath your roof or through the soffit and fascia.

Cracked Chimneys and Skylights

Damage to skylights and chimneys is a common source for leaks and should be one of the first places you check if your home has either feature.

Meet With a Roofing Expert

Figuring out where leaks originate is a tricky task, and often best left to the professionals. If you’re worried that you might have a leak on the roof of your Florida home, turn to Grayhawk Remodeling. Contact us today to schedule a roof inspection at your home.

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