Roof Leaks

Honest evaluation and recommendation whether repair or replacement
17 years experience in leak detection and repair
Will find the cause of leak and give proper recommendation

Roof leaks are the the most common roofing problem and they are not alway obvious to homeowners.  They can exist just beneath the surface letting in droplets of water that can compromise you home.  Roof leaks exist way before they leave stains on your wall or ceiling which is why leak repair first begins in leak detection.  We search the entire roofing system to find the cause of the leak from the attic to the chimney and the individual shingles.  Water leaks can be very deceptive; the location of the stain is often times far from the actual roof damage. Once inside the attic, water travels along rafters and horizontal surface making the entry point difficult to find.  Because of this we inspect the whole roof and attic to identify the problem and offer you a complete repair solution.  We make sure to eliminate the leak at the source rather than treating the symptoms.

Common causes of a leak

  • Water spots 
  • Missing shingles
  • Cracked or damaged shingles
  • Missing or damaged flashing or boot covers 
  • Water spots or wet roof decking 
  • Roof rot
  • Lack of ventilation
Illustration of a Ice Dam
Damaged pipe flashing that lead to a leak and needs repaired
Damaged pipe flashing that lead to a leak and needs repaired
Wet ceiling spots indicated roof damage
Wet ceiling spots indicated roof damage
Wet decking that indicated a roof leak
Shingles are missing and needs to be repaired
Cracked shingle that damaged roof and lead to a roof leak
Cracked shingle that damaged roof and lead to a roof leak

How did the water get in

When your home has shingles that are missing, cracked or damaged, water can began to seep into you home.  At that point you are at risk and what you thought was a small shingle problem just became a bigger and growing problem.  Water entry can also be caused by missing flashing around the chimney or some other weak spots on your roof.  Lastly, leaks can be a result of ice dams.  Ice dams is a wall of ice that forms at the edge of the roof, generally at the gutters or soffit, and prevent the melting snow from draining off.  The dam causes the water to back up under the shingles and into your roofing system

Illustration of a Ice Dam
Illustration of a Ice Dam
We make sure to eliminate the leak at the source rather than treating the symptoms.

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