Roof leaks are among the most common roof problems and also issues that can be tricky to identify and to solve. If you are currently faced with a dripping ceiling, here are some of the most common causes to look for:
- Broken, torn or missing roof covering components – whether you have shingles or tiles on your roof, whether it is a metal roof or a flat roof made from some other material, the most common cause for leaks is the damage sustained by the topmost layer of the roof. If you have an attic, start the search for the source looking up at the roof from the attic space – in most cases, you can see light coming through the holes or cracks that cause the leak. When this happens, immediately call skillful Fort Worth roofers;
- Flashing damage – the protective stripes installed around roof openings are also prone to developing leaks, either because they develop holes and cracks or because they slip out of place, leaving the roof beneath exposed to moisture;
- The gutters – improperly installed or damaged gutter pipes cannot ensure the proper drainage of the roof, causing ponds of water to appear on the roof and weakening the roof surface, promoting the appearance of leaks.