Roof leaks are a problem in any weather, but a roof that starts to leak during a heavy rainstorm can quickly turn into a major emergency. Here are some facts you might not have known about leaks.
Rain doesn’t fall straight down.
This is a common misconception. All it takes is a strong force of wind to change the direction that rain falls. Wind driven rain will commonly make its way under the metal flashing on a roof causing leaks. Preventative maintenance will all but ensure that your home does not experience this issue.
Leaks don’t start with rain
Well, sort of. They do start with rain water, but if the water was left alone it would usually drain off. However, leaks usually start when the weather is hot and sunny. Any leftover water that is stagnant on your roof can be dried up by the sun and cause damage to that particular area. As the sun keeps hitting that spot, over time it can weaken the roof. Then, the weight of the rain hitting that area can cause breakage, holes and thus leaks. This is why you don’t usually know about a leak until the next storm. If this happens during the summer, it can be a very frustrating time once the rains of winter begin to hit, because there may be multiple places on your roof that this is happened to.
The hole might not be where the water is coming through.
If rain water is leaking into your house, source may not be directly above. Water is able to travel from the leak to totally different part of the house. It is possible that while the water may be coming into your kitchen, the leak is actually above the living room. You will need a professional to determine the actual source of the leak, as well as its travel path.
Maintenance costs less than repairing.
If you keep up on gutter inspections, general roof inspections, and more, you will be able to recognize and diagnose potential problems before they become major issues. Roof repair can be very pricey, because it requires a lot of work. Regular maintenance is something you can budget and plan for.
Hopefully these facts will inspire you to conduct regular inspections that will help save your roof from not only leaks, but all other problems that can occur. Give us a call today at 888 HAIL PRO or visit our website at https://remedyroofing.com/get-a-quote/ to schedule a FREE professional roof inspection!