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How to Fix a Leaking Roof

01 November 2021

Is Your Roof Leaking?

Your roof system is the first line of defense from all sorts of weather. Rain, hail, sleet, snow, and more – it is important your roof is in the best condition to protect your home from any sort of leaks. Small damage to your roof may seem not a big deal at the moment, but it can lead to costly repairs down the road. If you are experiencing roof leaks, it is crucial to get them checked out right away.

What Causes Roof Leaks?

Everything on the exterior of your home from the roof down is important in protecting it in some sort of way. The smallest defect on any part of your home can allow water infiltration. When heavy rain happens, the chances of developing a leak increase. We have broken down each part of your roof and how it can be affected by any sort of heavy rain that can turn into a serious roof leak.

  • Skylights: Skylights provide a nice aesthetic to your home. Who doesn’t want more light inside their home? With heavy rains and high winds, this can make them more likely to leak.

  • Plumbing Vent Stacks & Fan Vent Hoods: Plumbing can be another issue for a roof. A broken or incorrectly installed plumbing vent stack will leak in heavy rain. In addition, fan vent hood flashings and furnace flue flashings are sources for leaks.

  • Chimneys and Chimney Chase: Brick and mortar chimneys can allow water infiltration due to cracks in the cap and mortar joints. If you have a brick and mortar chimney, take a look at it for cracked joints or missing bricks or pieces of brick missing. The flashing can also be the culprit as well.

  • Damage To Your Roof: While often the cause of a leak is defective or failing flashing, caulk, or something else, it is possible that you may have sustained actual damage to your roof.

What To Do If You Experience A Leak

It is important to call a reliable and licensed contractor right away if you are experiencing leaks. It is crucial to get them fixed right away. As always, LeafGuard of Cincinnati is here to help you. We can come out to your home, examine your roof, and provide you a solution with one of our roof replacement services. We ensure that your home has a durable, sturdy roof that will look great and last for years to come.