Common Causes of Roof Leaks

We’re going to go out on a limb and assume that a leaking roof is probably one of the last things you’d want this upcoming season, right? If this is true, you might want to take a look at the main areas that cause this expensive issue. Catching problems before they become big problems is very important in keeping your home dry, and your pockets full.

  • Broken shingles are a telltale sign that you may see some water in your home. These are not only easy to spot, but they’re relatively easy to fix. With a friend holding it in place, climb a ladder and inspect your roofing.
  • Clogged gutters are another way to tell. This buildup of grime and debris can lead to a buildup of water that has nowhere to go. It’s first destination might be inside your home, which exactly where it shouldn’t go. A Gutter Helmet can fix that issue entirely!
  • If you have a chimney in your home, consider checking the base that meets the roof! If any part of it is cracked or your shingles are not adhered properly, water could be getting in and damaging your interior. This can lead to moisture buildup as well, which should most certainly be avoided.
  • Too much movement on your roof is definitely a cause of leaking roofs too. With regard to the ‘less is more’ notion, don’t spend too much time up there. The more weight and movement caused on your roof can only lead to future problems. Leave the frisbee up there and let the weather bring it down — You’ll thank us later.

If you’re wondering about the status of your roof or gutters, it might be time to give them a look. To protect your new or current investment, a Gutter Helmet is a great addition to block out debris!

If you’re thinking about having a Gutter Helmet installed, call Keystone Gutter Helmet and request a quote. We’re proud to serve Wyomissing, and the surrounding areas. For tips, tricks, and to stay up to date on what we’re doing, ‘like’ us on Facebook!