Surrey Roofing Blog
How often do you hear that your neighbors are getting their roofs repaired or replaced and the cause of the damage was a simple roof leak? Roofers in Surrey BC must be on every homeowner’s speed dial considering the water situation nowadays. Do you know what might be causing these roof leaks?
The extreme rain can lead to water leaks from the roof. Here are four reasons that can cause a roof to leak:
The materials used in making roofs have a lifespan. Once they start to age they can start deteriorating and cause roof leaks. Harsh weather and excessive water exposure may also lead to decreased roof life. If your roof is more than ten years old, then you might need a new roof before it causes damage.
Flashing is thin metal sheets which act as a barrier between the timber and the roof’s exterior. Although a few missing shingles seem like nothing to worry about, if the flashing has been damaged the timber is left vulnerable and it is directly exposed to water which can cause a leak.
Holes left in the roof after you have removed wires or pipes can also cause major roof leaks. Especially in the rainy days, you can flood the inside of your house because of these holes as you never know where the water might find its escape.
Many times homeowners drain the top roof gutter onto a lower roof. This can cause the lower roof gutter to become flooded, waterlogging the roof and thus causing a water leak. The best way to prevent this it is by draining the water to the ground instead of the lower roof.
These roof leaks may seem little in the beginning but it will cause greater damage in the future. To prevent this, get in touch with Roofers in Surrey BC and stay dry and protected.