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Identifying the Leaks in Your Roof

Roofs are prone to leakages. No matter which area you live in, it is quite possible to get a roof leakage due to heavy rainfall, snowfall, debris, or sometimes even because of thunderstorms. Some leaks are very prominent while others can be barely noticeable.

The only way to get leaks fixed is by identifying them. Some leaks can be fixed by you at home while others need professional attention.

Let’s have a look at some of the common leaks and determine whether they need a professional touch or not.

1.     Over Aged Roof

Sometimes, your roof begins leaking due to age. There can be multiple entry points for water to collect due to the wear and tear it has endured over time. In these cases, it can be nearly impossible to identify all of the entry points, which often means that a roof replacement is in order.

On the bright side, you can use this opportunity to change the entire roof that you have currently. There are many types of roofs to choose between, from metal to spray foam, each carrying their own set of benefits. A roof replacement is a good opportunity to make a decision based on the needs of your home, as well as something aesthetically pleasing to you.

2.     Leak Due to Clogged Gutters

Many times, your roof may be intact but the gutters on the roof have been clogged with dirt and debris. During fall, leaves from trees tend to accumulate on the roof and without regular cleaning can quickly cause more problems than you might anticipate.

Should there be any heavy rainfall, the debris will block the water exit point and accumulate against the roof causing leaks and water pooling.

3.     Cracks in the Valleys

The valleys are the joints between two planes on your roof. A leak in the valley is quite common when a roof has been exposed to snow and rain for a long period of time. Sometimes, it is also caused by the removal of the sealing you had used on the roof.

4.     Missing Shingles

Shingles are on the exterior of the roof protect it from damage. High winds, heavy rains, and storms can damage and sometimes remove shingles completely from your roof. This gives an opportunity for water to enter and create leakages in your roof.

Roofing keeps us safe all year-round and leakages make them weak. Therefore, it is essential that we pay attention to the types of damages that can befall a roof and act quickly if damage occurs.

If you live in Santa Fe, NM you can find the expert crew of Fix My Roof to help you with any and all roofing problems. We can do installations, renovations, remodeling and even tricky repairs. If you have trouble identifying the source of leakage from your roof, we can help you identify the leak and fix it in a timely manner. Get in touch with us today!