3 Common Causes of Roofing Leaks


If you have started to spot the signs of a leak throughout your roofing systems, you may need to identify the location of the leak immediately so that you can contact the contractor to get the issue sorted. A major leak in your roof could damage your insulation, cause mold and mildew growth as well as reduce the overall energy efficiency in your home. Here are some of the most common reasons why a roof might leak:

Damaged Shingles

Shingles can become damaged over time, especially if your roof is over 20 years old. Your shingles will start to crack, rot and age over time and there’s a good chance that with exposure to wind and other weather, the layers are going to wear away and cause leaks if they are ignored. If you regularly contact a professional roofing contractor they can perform the inspections that are necessary to help you patch your roof and extend the lifespan of your roofing products.

Your Flashing Needs Repairs

The flashing systems across the valleys of your roof can also start to move over time and leave areas of your roof exposed. If the flashing is damaged in a storm or dislodged very important you fix these systems so that you can eliminate the chance for leaks.

Roofing Nails Backed Out

A professional roofing contractor will be able to inspect your roof for the telltale signs of roofing nails that are starting to back out. When roofing materials lift up sometimes the holes caused by the nails that fasten your shingles in wear open further. With just a few nails missing you could have a much larger leak on your hands. Checking for the early signs of nail pulls can be a great way to prevent these leaks before they expand and worsen.

This post was written by Reggie Reed! Reggie is a state certified roofing contractor and co owner of Reggie Reed Roofing, a roofing company in Pinellas County. He is a 4th generation roofing contractor. RR Roofing offers a wide variety of roofing services for Residential homes, apartment complexes, condos, commercial buildings, churches and more. Reggie enjoys dedicating his spare time to helping underprivileged youth in his community and traveling with his family and friends.