While leaks are a common roofing problem, they’re not something you should take lightly. Even a small leak can cause widespread damage if it’s not promptly addressed.
In today’s post, Universal Roofing and Exteriors, your roof and drywall contractor, discusses how roof leaks form and what you can do about them.
How They Form
There are many ways a roof can develop a leak. The most common causes are puncture damage to the roof surface and wearing from inclement weather.
Roof leaks can also form as a consequence of poor roof ventilation and insulation. Moisture and heat that get trapped in a poorly ventilated attic will eventually compromise the roof’s durability, paving the way for leaks.
Leaks and the Roof
Leaks can cause serious damage to the wood decking. When water enters a crack in the roof, it will seep into the underside of the wood decking and cause continuous damage to the frame, walls and even the exterior siding.
What’s really dangerous about leaks is that they can grow in size in just a matter of weeks. This means that even the most insignificant looking punctures and holes should never be ignored.
The best way to prevent leaks is to invest in preventive repair and maintenance. We also recommend drywall repair, as the leaks often extend beyond the roof.
You’ll want to watch out for the obvious signs that there’s a leak, such as marks and streaks of water and puncture wounds on the surface. On a clear, sunny day, you can also tell if there’s a leak if you notice light coming through the roof into your attic.
Universal Roofing and Exteriors can help you keep your roof in good condition throughout the year. We also offer drywall painting and general roofing services. Give us a call at (317) 376-1212 for more information. We are a roofing and drywall contractor in Zionsville, Fishers and Indianapolis, IN.