A roof leak is an issue every homeowner dreads to face. It suddenly springs out of nowhere and even causes water damage inside your home. Not to mention the slip and fall hazard it imposes on your family. To deal with the damage, you must first figure out where the leaks are coming from. It may seem impossible to locate, but roof leaks always have a primary source of water infiltration.
Genesis Roofing, your leading roof replacement specialist, discusses what these vulnerable roof areas are.
Soffit and Fascia Vents
Both the soffit and fascia vents are meant for keeping your home at a comfortable temperature. However, the cracks and holes formed inside these vents cause roof leaks over time. Call your roofer immediately if you experience any problems with your vents, such as blockages, deterioration, or if they’re not adequate for cooling the area.
Roof seams are protected by the flashing to prevent rainwater from passing through. But that also makes flashings vulnerable to deterioration due to weather and oxidation. Once flashing weakens, your roof is in danger of developing leaks. Ask about timely replacement or roof repair services for your roof flashing with a reputable roofing contractor like Genesis Roofing.
Keeping your roof dry is what your gutters are made for. They’re continuously exposed to rainwater and debris. That’s why they’re one of the weakest areas of your roof. When your gutters fail to drain rainwater, that’s when roof leaks will begin to form. For a better gutter system, install gutter covers or schedule regular inspections and gutter cleaning.
Everyday weather causes wear and tear on your roof shingles. And when they begin losing granules, you may have to replace them way sooner than you thought. When asphalt shingles start shedding granules, they’re losing their protection against the sun. Have your roofer inspect your roof if you see a significant amount of granules in your gutters.
We’re the roofing contractor to trust in addressing the problem areas of your roof. Genesis Roofing offers stress-free and quality roof replacement services to make your roof stronger against tough weather. Call us today at (515) 200-1973 or fill out our contact form for a free project estimate. We proudly serve homeowners in Des Moines, IA, and other nearby areas.