3 Common Causes of Roof Leaks

Home Renovation

Roof leaks, also known as attic leaks are caused by moisture that is able to escape from a roof into the attic. This can be due to a number of different factors including improper construction of the roof by a company you use for your roofing project, or it could be caused by water damage that has been caused in your home. No matter what the cause of the leak is, there are steps you can take to avoid them so they do not affect your enjoyment of living in your home.

The number one cause of roof leaks is poor construction on your roof by a company you use for your roofing project. As you may know, a lot of roof leaks are caused by flashing that has been compromised and allow some moisture to escape. If this was the case with your roof at some point, it is likely that you have since had a new flash installed. If you feel that your roof is still not up to par, it may be time to have some more flash done to ensure proper protection of your home.

Another cause of roof leaks is a lack of maintenance to the roof you own. For instance, if you live in an area where winter temperatures are below freezing and a storm comes through and your roof is not equipped to handle the temperature change, moisture will be in the air, which will cause the roof to leak. Make sure you have winter weather protection on your roof and make sure you do not leave your roof open after a snowfall. Also, make sure to clean any gutters and downspouts on a regular basis to prevent water from pooling in your attic. This will help to keep your roof working properly and prevent unwanted roof leaks.

This post was written by a roofing professional at KCG Roofing. KCG Roofing is a premier roofing contractor that does roofing in Venice Florida! KCG Roofing has the experience and expertise to replace or repair your roof with quality materials and excellent craftsmanship. All our roofs are backed by a 15-year leak-free guarantee, the highest in the industry. We have been family-owned and operated for over 40 years.