What causes roof leaks?

Following colder months, you may find that your roof needs to be inspected for weather-damage or you may be ready to tackle some of the issues that accompanied chillier climates such as leaks within the home.

Roof leaks an the effects they have on the home can be distressing and daunting for the entire family. As well as this, it can sometimes be difficult to truly identify the root of the issue.

At Evana Roofing, we believe in helping our customers truly understand their homes and how to protect them. We believe that our customers feel more comfortable if they can identify the issues in their home.

If you believe your home is suffering with any of these issues and don’t feel entirely confident in your abilities to amend issues, get in touch with Evana Roofing and we’ll offer a cost-effective, reliable service.

Broken tiles

The most common cause of leaking roofs is cracked or missing tiles. If the tile that’s causing issues is quickly found, the fix will likely be simple and cheap but if the problem is left or ignored, the worst it’s likely to get. Water can penetrate the tile which will in turn cause damage to the membrane and batons underneath.

If a tile is missing, it makes way for wind to penetrate the roof making it more likely that other tiles will lift and fall from the roof.

Damaged flashings

Flashings are the thin pieces of metal or plastic that seal the joints between your roof and the external joints supporting it. If flashings are damaged, water can get into your home and penetrate the walls, causing dampness. Issues with flashings can be identified by the presence of wet spots around the top of walls where the roof is met.

Cracked valleys

Valleys are formed by two downward sloping sections of roofing meeting. These tend to collect water. Sturdy, well designed roofs take these into consideration by having the valley correctly sealed and angled so that water runs out into gutters. However, if a valley has been poorly designed or has been poorly maintained roofs with the effects of wear and tear can be compromised, allowing water to penetrate the roof.

Faulty vents

Roofing vents are an important way to assist in the prevention of condensation in your roof space. If roof vents are poorly installed or damaged, they can become an easy route into the home for rain or snow. Vents tend to be fitted at the base of the roof and not the apex so if you’ve found water leaking through in either of those checking your vents is worthwhile.

Poorly fitted skylights

Skylights are the ideal way to allow more light into our homes and convert our attics into living spaces. However, if they’re not correctly fitted or maintained, for example, if the seal around them has begun to degrade they can begin to leak. Fortunately, if this is the cause of the leaking, it tends to be obvious and resealing is a simple process.

If you believe that your skylight is causing issues and you don’t feel confident in re-sealing, get in touch with us. We’d be happy to help you and our service is precise and affordable.

Chimney

If your roof is faulty, you may not think to consider the chimney the root of the cause but if the chimney, or any flashing around it is damaged this can provide an easy route in for rainwater.

If you believe that your chimney is causing the issues, it’s imperative that this is seen to as soon as possible – a damaged chimney will cause problem after problem for your home and the sooner it’s seen to, the sooner you can rest assured that your home is protected.

Clogged gutters

Gutters are designed to carry water safely away from your roof but when gutters are clogged, water will pool in certain areas. The longer water is left on your roof, the more time there is for it to get in between exiting cracks or wear away at the very fabric of the roof creating new problems.

While some leaks can be easily fixed, others require more serious attention. If your roof appears to be past the point of simple repair, investing in a long-term, cost-effective solution will keep your home dry for decades. Evana Roofing can offer you a range of roofing products and solutions to suit your home and your budget.

We offer a 20 year guarantee and a 50 year life expectancy because we believe in our products.

Does your roof require a re-roofing service?

If you have found the above issues to be recurring within your home, it may be time to re-roof your home. Evana Roofing can offer an affordable re-roofing service to ensure that your home is protected against leaks and weather damage.

If you’re looking to find out more, get in touch with us today – we look forward to hearing from you.

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