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How To: Spot the Causes of Leaky Roofs

Leaky roofs come from common roofing problems and can be an easy fix if caught early. But to a homeowner, leaky roofs have no common, easy consequences. It can feel like the world is coming down on your shoulders – literally! So here we’d like to show you what to look for and why it needs to be fixed ASAP.

Clogged gutters: Sludge forms from debris and water, weighing the gutter down. This also helps them become homes for insects and pests, like mosquitos who breed in standing water. They are a fire hazard in dry temperatures, or with heavy amounts of rain, water can overflow into siding and foundation.

Deteriorated pipe boots: This type of roof flashing’s most common issue is when the boot peels from the pipe or cracks which allows water into the home.

Deteriorated Shingles: The life of a shingle is dependent upon location and weather conditions. A good quality shingle can last up to 30 years. But with rough weather and other conditions, it can deteriorate more quickly. It will be noticeable by the build-up of materials in the gutters along the eaves.

Rotting fascia: The fascia is located on the lower parts of the roof. A high pile of wet debris on the gutter causes the fascia to remain wet and rot, which in turn can cause mold and mildew.

Many of these things can be prevented with professional roof management. Our guys at P.I. Roofing will perform regular check-ups and keep your gutters debris-free.

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