Your roof is your first line of defense against the weather. It shades you from the sun and keeps out the rain, sleet and hail that would destroy your furnishings and make your life miserable. If your roof leaks in Austin, you should take immediate action and have the leak found and repaired quickly. Delaying can mean that you will need more extensive — and more expensive — repairs.
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Roof leaks can be caused by a number of different issues. For example, flashing around a chimney or vent pipe may be damaged or missing, fascia boards may be loose or rotten or high winds may have carried away one of your shingles. Other issues can include broken skylights, cracked shingles, missing nails, damaged soffit, clogged gutters and cracked caulking around dormer windows. The signs of a roof leak that appear inside your home, such as stains on the ceiling or bowed sheetrock on the wall, can be the result of water penetrating the roof several feet away from where the interior evidence reveals itself. Roofing professionals know, based on the roof’s architecture, how to identify the source of a leak and how to repair it effectively.
Warning Signs of Roof Leaks
Many times, a roof can be leaking without showing any obvious signs on the interior. There are also warning signs that a roof may soon begin to leak. Having a roofing contractor conduct a periodic inspection of your entire roofing system is the best way to discover hidden leaks or take action to prevent leaks. However, there are some warning signs that you can identify without having to climb onto your roof.
• Use a pair of binoculars to scan your roof. Look for shingles that are curled on the edge, cracked or missing. Check for puddles of standing water on your roof.
• Check your downspouts after a rain to see if small colored rocks have been discharged through your guttering system. These are the granules that protect the asphalt in your shingles from the sun and ensure that they remain waterproof.
• Look at your fascia. Fascia boards are often wood and need to be painted or otherwise sealed to prevent rotting. Furthermore, they need to be securely attached with no gaps behind them. If the paint on your fascia boards has flaked off or the boards need to be reattached, address the issue promptly.
About Alpha Roofing
Alpha Roofing is one of the leading roofing companies in the Austin metropolitan area. We offer a variety of services, including roof inspections, repairs and replacements, to customers in most areas of Central Texas. In addition, we install siding, and skylights. If you are struggling with roof leaks in Austin, give us a call…we have a reputation for delivering superior results at affordable rates. If you would like a free quote, you can submit the online request form or call our office at (512) 777-1086.