You’re sitting in your living room enjoying the day. It’s stormy outside, but you don’t mind, you like the rain. That is, as long as you’re not in it. You’re relaxing to the sounds of the storm when suddenly, your hear a dripping. Not only is it unfamiliar, it’s unwelcome. As you seek to assess the damage, you find a leak coming from your roof. You’ve quickly gone from relaxed to stressed. Not only is there a wrench in your day, but now there is a costly repair that needs to be done. You ask yourself, why is my roof leaking?

There are multiple reasons for a leaky roof. In fact, while you were trying to troubleshoot the issue, you should have been calling a roofing contractor in Melbourne to get the problem solved professionally. Here are some potential causes for why your roof is leaking.

  1. Your flashing is cracked – the thin pieces of metal underneath the shingles are the flashing. If you can see these between your shingles, the flashing needs to be repaired.
  2. Unsealed Valleys – In our last blog, we talked about the importance of having healthy valleys. Because these valleys carry water to the gutters and away from your home, they must be properly sealed. Be sure to make sure they aren’t cracked.
  3. Clogged Gutters – Gutters are the means in which water is directed away from your home. When they become clogged, there is no where else for the water to go, so it pools up and begins to leak. This is usually signaled by water stains on the insides of exterior walls. While you can clean your own gutters if you’re so inclined, it’s best to hire gutters professionals who can both clean your gutters and make any necessary repairs.

If your roof begins to leak, be sure to contact your local roofing company for roof repair today.