Roof Areas Prone to Leaks
Some parts of your homes roofing systems are more prone to damage than others. Leaks have a habit of developing in the areas more frequently. In this post ProQor Roofing discusses three areas on your roof that are the most susceptible to leaks.
Roof valleys are the points where two sections of the roof intersect. Normally, your roof valleys are covered by flashings, but these thin metal strips aren’t leak-proof and tend to get worn down. Make it a point to check your roof valleys and verify that the flashings are holding up.
Failure to address small leaks in the roof valley or do preventive maintenance can lead to bigger and more expensive roof repairs.
Leak damage can also manifest on the surface where the roof shingles are laid. If your shingles crack or break down, the nails underneath them are exposed. Water can seep in through these cracks. Over time, the water damage will extend to the underlayment and the wooden parts of the roof’s structure.
The Chimney Area:
As a rule, any area in your roof that has a “cut” in the shingles is more prone to leaks, the chimney area being the most notable. Older homes are more prone to chimney leaks as a result of aging caulk. Alternatively, exposure to heat can create holes where leaks can form.
As your trusted local roofers, ProQor Roofing specializes in addressing leaks. We’ll perform an in-depth inspection to address the source of the leaks and thoroughly repair them. Come experience Professional Quality of Results, the ProQor way in the Kansas City Metro area. Call Dwaine Hood at ProQor Roofing today (913) 210-1783 to schedule your FREE roof inspection and estimate.