Hearing that faint drip, drip, dripping of water droplets in some corner of your home may not be that alarming to you at first. But if not tended to immediately, over time that faint drop in the distance can become rather deafening. Obviously the bigger the problem, the more it will cost you to repair.
Roof leaks are a common problem in Houston homes, Let us break down some of the reasons as to why you Houston home may be leaking:
There are many reasons that can cause asphalt roof shingles to break. They can break and crack because of age, poor installation or as a result of severe weather exposure. Broken asphalt shingles can thus allow water to filter into your home causing roof leaks. Make sure to fix it as soon as possible by calling your professional roofing contractor in Houston.
Like most things, your roof deteriorates with age. With years of exposure to the elements, the materials which make up your roof can crack, become brittle and break. As this happens your roof may be less capable of keeping water outside your home. It is for this reason, among others, that maintaining your roof is of absolute importance.
This often happens with large overhanging trees. Things like leaves, twigs, pine cones, pine needles or smaller branches can pile up on your roof and prevent water from running off. This excess moisture is then trapped on the roof thus causing the weakening of roof materials.
The purpose of gutters is to effectively remove water from your roof. However, these can also become clogged with a build-up of debris. Regularly cleaning and flushing out gutters can remove this debris as well as any excess water stored within the debris.
Flashing is installed under asphalt shingles and roof joints in order to create a water-resistant barrier. However, when these crack or break it can lead to water leaking into your home.
Poorly installed tv cables, antennas, skylights or any other roof installation can cause water leakages in your home. It is important to have these properly installed because not only will this cause water leaking into your home but you could risk damaging these installations.
Have some leaking issues in your home? Give Houston’s top-rated roofer, EZ Roof and Construction a call today so that we can get started on those repairs.