7 Causes Of Roof Leaks During Heavy Rain

roof leaks1. People that have skylights in their roofs will be much more likely to experience roof leaks during heavy raining periods than people without skylights. No matter how skillfully the skylights were installed, roof leakages will still be possible. While most people shouldn't have problems during light rains, heavy rains may be different.

2. The basic plumbing of a house can sometimes put a house at risk for roof leaks. Leakages can occur with something as simple and essential as a ventilation fan duct. Depending on the plumbing setup, some houses may be more vulnerable to leaks during heavy rains than others. Homeowners that are worried about these kinds of leaks can ask their plumbers or inspectors what they can do to minimize these kinds of problems, particularly if they live in areas prone to heavy rains. When the plumber can't figure it out, you will need to call a professional roof leak repair company.

3. Houses with chimneys will be more prone to roof leakages than houses without chimneys. While water can obviously leak inside through the chimney itself, the outer structure of chimneys tends to be very efficient at retaining water, thus forming the basis for more leaks. People that have any imperfections in their roof shingles will be that much more likely to experience roof leaks if they also have chimneys.

4. Metal roofs can experience corrosion over time, so some homeowners may be experiencing roof leaks simply because of wear and tear from their metal roofs. This is a particularly difficult problem to fix during seasons with heavy rain, which can cause additional damage to a corroded roof.

5. Homeowners with attics that haven't been ventilated properly may be indirectly putting themselves at risk for roof leaks. A sufficiently hot attic will cause melt-water to form and collect throughout the roof. This same melt-water can freeze again and melt again, and leak into a person's house from there. Heavy rainfall during temporarily warmer winter days will only make the situation worse for homeowners. Experienced roofing contractors will need to look into this for you and fix the problem.

6. All homeowners need to keep their roofs properly maintained, since roofing shingles eventually get old and crack. Sometimes, the roof leaks that occur during heavy rains happen because the components of the roof in question are finally starting to degrade. Homeowners that are experiencing roof leaks should always consider this possibility when they are wondering who they should call in order to address the problem.

7. People that live in areas that are generally prone to bad weather may have suffered roof damage from previous storms. People that live in heavily wooded areas may have had a lot of animals climb on their roofs, or they may have had tree branches hit their roofs. A series of simple events like these can still lead to roof leaks down the line.

Schedule a roof inspection today to prevent any further damage to your roof.