roofing-leakOnce your roof starts leaking, it can end up being a costly project as there is always a chance that you will need roof replacement and not just roof repair. Chances are that by the time you notice the need for roof repair, you’ve already waited too long and the damage is pretty extensive. In this post we’re going to talk about some common causes of roofing leaks so you can make sure your Dallas area home never gets a leak to begin with.

Hail Damage

While there isn’t anything preventative you can do about hail storms, there are some proactive steps you can take to prevent bigger problems. The first thing to do after a hail storm is to inspect your roof for damage.

An experienced hail damage roofing company is an excellent choice whether you are dealing with an insurance claim or not. It never hurts to have a second opinion.

Common Causes of Leaks

While we cannot control the ice pellets that Mother Nature brings, we can have some control over the following types of leaks. There are two types of leaks that we can talk about; leaks homeowners can spot easily and leaks that a roofing contractor can find.

Examples of three kinds of leak issues that homeowners can see with a visual inspection include: missing roof shingles from a storm, overflowing gutters, and exposed roofing nails.

While getting a roofing inspection, professionals can identify improperly installed pipe flashing, flashing issues around skylights and chimneys, as wells as hairline fractures that could cause leaking of windows.

This is just a sample of the types of roof leaks you can prevent, so don’t be alarmed if your particular leak isn’t listed…just consult a roofing contractor.