Roof leaks often happen when a small repair goes unnoticed and develops into a larger, weakened area of the roof.
In a wet weather region such as Tampa Florida, there are a few common reasons your roof may be in need of leak repair.
Damage from Storms
Stormy weather is common in Tampa. High winds, hail and heavy downpours can cause damage to your roof shingles, flashing, flanges and gutters. High winds will pull and tear shingles, flashing and gutters as well as push trees and debris up onto the roof. Hailstones can cause damage by hitting the roof at high speeds and by building up in low lying areas of the roof creating pressure and leaks.
Missing Torn or Curling Shingles
Shingles can be torn or pulled away from the roof in heavy winds. It does not need to be a storm, simple straight line winds can also pull shingles away from the roof. Debris that has been pulled over the shingles by wind or tree limbs that are too close to the house can also cause damage. Moisture and heat in your attic can cause shingles to curl from the bottom up leaving areas vulnerable to water damage.
Buckling or Blistering
Excess water in and around the decking of a roof will cause the shingles to buckle or blister. High levels of humidity along improper ventilation create an environment that will damage the materials such as roofing felt, wood, and shingles. With an annual inspection, your roofing expert will be able to identify ventilation issues and prevent the possibility of extensive damage.
Algae Growth and Rot
Humidity along with standing water on a roof will allow algae to grow on the shingles. Algae growth is also caused by a build-up of debris and dirt. Algae and mildew will destroy shingles and rot wood on the roof creating a need for roof leak repair.
Inspect the area around your home after a storm for any roofing materials. Stand back and look from the ground up to see if there is any discoloration or damage on your roof. Check inside your home on the ceiling or walls for water damage, also check in the attic for proper ventilation. Have your roof inspected at least once a year by a certified roofing contractor to head off any costly repairs. Contact Imperial Roofing Contractor for a free estimate from Tampa’s roofing experts.