Issues with your roofing system can lead to a significant investment of time and money. It’s important that you understand how your roof functions and what causes it to leak. This will help you when you have to call a roofing contractor for inspections and repairs. KangaRoof Austin, formerly Feller Roofing, the trusted asphalt roofing expert, explains the top causes of roof leaks:
- Valleys Without Proper Seals – Your roof valley is the area where two planes of your roof come together. This is one of the most vulnerable areas of your roof because it is where rain flows together as it runs down your roof. This problem happens when the seal has cracked or eroded over time. If you see this sign, then give us a call. We can fix this problem by repairing or replacing the seals, laying a new leak barrier along the valley, and replacing the shingles.
- Cracked Vent Booting – Roof vents protrude from your roof and expel excess moisture from the inside of your house. Leaks from this area can lead to mustiness and dark spots. This problem happens because the flashing can break over time through weather damage. As an expert in asphalt shingle and metal roofing, we can deal with this problem by replacing and securing new flashing and a tight, rubber boot over your vent.
- Cracked Flashing – Flashing are thin pieces of metal that create a water-resistant barrier to protect your roof. Roofers install them in the joints of your roof and under shingles. Weather can damage your flashing if they are exposed. Feller Roofing will fix this problem by removing the old flashing and replacing it.
- Broken Shingles – High winds and heavy rains can damage your shingles, particularly if they are more than a decade old. We can repair this by removing your old shingles and replacing them with new ones. Before we do this, however, we can also evaluate your roof’s condition. If we determine that your roof shingles will need constant repair in the near future then we can recommend a full roof replacement as the more cost-efficient choice.
KangaRoof Austin can handle any kind of roofing problem for your asphalt, metal, or slate roofing system. We are an award-winning company with many years of experience and countless successful roof repair and roof replacement projects. We will make improving the safety, function, and appearance of your home affordable, straightforward, and efficient. We serve many communities, including New Braunfels, Austin, and Hutto. Give us a call to learn more about the causes of roof leaks. You can also request a free estimate.