Roof damage can be a nightmare to deal with. It can be so difficult to find a source of a leak if there is one in your home because the roof is a very complex part of the exterior. A roof consists of several layers and depending on what material it is made from, it can be nearly impossible to find small leaks if you are not a roof repair professional. There are many causes to roof leaks that are common in the Tulsa area and if you have any of the following or any other issue with your roof, contact Decor Construction right away.
Wear And Tear
Probably the most common cause of a roof leak is normal wear and tear. A roof really takes a beating throughout the duration of its stay on your home. Frequent weather changes and several hours at a time of the sun beating down on it will wear it down eventually. Many roofs will last at least 10 years, but that is all dependent on what material you make it out of. So when you are purchasing a new roof, make sure to use a material that is maybe not as cost effective as it is durable.
One roof issue that affects the Tulsa area specifically is moss growth. Moss may not seem like a big deal, however, it can do a lot of damage without alerting too much suspicion. How often do you look at your roof? How often do you look closely at your roof? You probably don’t very often, because it isn’t something that draws attention to itself, but you should check it periodically and clear off the moss growth as it comes. Moss will grow underneath the shingles and cause them to spread apart and this can cause leaks, so it’s important to stay on top of it.
Ice dams can be equally tricky to spot. If you have a high pile-up of snow on your roof and it has been sitting there for a long period of time, it could be doing damage to your roof. The sheer weight of the ice and snow as it accumulates can cause damage to your roof and eventually turn into leaks. If snow and ice slide off your roof easily, you might not have a very well insulated roof, but if your home is well insulated, the snow could stick. Make sure you rake the snow off your roof it stays on your home for a long period of time.
Another cause of roof leaks is debris like branches, trees, or hail that come down and pierce your home. After storms, make sure you check your roof for damage and call a roof repair professional. It is important to catch damage before a heavy rainfall so that you do not have water damage in your home from the roof leaks.
If you are in need of roof repair, you should consider hiring a professional to do the job for you. It is very important that your home stays watertight so that no leaks get through. It can be very difficult to spot damage let alone fix it on your own, so call the professionals at Decor Construction.