7 Common Causes of Roof Leaks

Leaky Roofs can be Miserable

A man’s home is supposed to be his castle, right? Why would anyone want to live in a castle where the roof leaks constantly, and ruins the rest of the castle? Leaking roofs take time and money to fix, and it can be difficult to pin point the exact reason the roof is leaking. Luckily, Tycoon Home Solutions knows the 9 common reasons roofs leak.

7 Common Causes of Roof Leaks

Cracked Flashing

Flashing is the metal strips that roofers install to create a water resistant seal at the roof joints and under the shingles of your roof. When the flashing cracks, it lets water seep into your roof, and down into your home.

Broken Shingles

This is pretty self explanatory, really. The purpose of shingles is to protect the more delicate parts of your roof from the weather. When shingles break, or are missing, it allows water to seep through.Roofing Problems Missing Shingles

Improperly Sealed Valleys

Any time two planes of  roof meet, you have a valley. Since the roof valleys are usually sloped, a proper seal is crucial. If the seal is weak, water will pool in the valley before leaking through.

Cracked Vent Booting

A well ventilated roof helps to increase the lifespan of your roof. Unfortunately, the vent booting can crack from time to time. When the rubber, protective booting breaks, water damages the flashing before venturing farther into your roof.

Improperly Installed Skylights

Skylights can really brighten your home, and raise the property value, if they’re installed correctly. If the glass is cracked or broken, or if the insulation has decayed, you’ll end up with water in your home every time it rains. Luckily, these leaks are easy to identify.

Clogged Gutters

Your gutters are more important than most people realize. If you allow you gutter to become clogged, rain water pools on your roof, instead of being washed out to your yard. The longer the water sits and pools, the more likely the water will seep through even the smallest cracks it can find.Clogged gutters gutter cleaning is important

Cracked Chimneys

It doesn’t matte that Texas rarely gets cold enough to fully justify a fireplace. Houstonians love them, and they can be found allover the place. When the chimney mortar cracks, though, water will travel down the chimney, and pool on your floor.

If you’re experiencing a leaking roof, don’t panic! Simply give us a call here at Tycoon Home Solutions! We can quickly spot the problem, give you a quote, and get to work on repairs! If you’re ready to get started on repairing your roof leaks, contact us today!