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Four Common Causes Of Roof Leaks

Posted by on Nov 19, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

You can get most roof leaks repaired without a full replacement if you catch them early enough. Learn the four most common problems that lead to leaks, along with how to spot them. Problem #1: Broken Shingles Most roof leaks begin with a broken or missing shingle. Water gets under the remaining shingles and pools, making its way into the home. You don’t need a wind storm to suffer from damaged shingles. Common causes include: Sun damage, which leads to cracking. This often occurs on the south side of the roof where it receives the most sun. Moss growth, primarily on the north side of the roof. Moss can work its way beneath a shingle, where it lifts and breaks the shingle. Outside damage, such as from falling tree limbs. Normal deterioration. Asphalt shingles will eventually begin to crack...

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