Roof Leak Repair Allen TX
Roof Leak Repair Allen TX
The last thing you want is a hole in your roof, whether it’s small or big. Suddenly, the inside of your home is at risk of flooding, rotting, overheating, etc. You certainly don’t want to deal with any of those messes. So, the second you notice a leak, rely on professional roof leak repair Allen TX.
We will go over the who, what, when, where, why and how to simplify the leak repair process…
Who can repair the leak?
In some cases, you may be able to. Perhaps a shingle is slightly curled, allowing water to seep through. All you would need is a caulking gun to reattach the curled part of the shingle to the surface. You may need a blow dryer to soften and heat the edge. Shingles do not stick as well in cold temperatures.
Though, most leaks will need the attention and assistance of a roofing contractor. A contractor will have all the necessary tools to not only repair a leak, but to also ensure the leak doesn’t happen again with the same roof in place.
The professional vs. DIY battle will always be won by the professional, remember that! Roof leak repair Allen TX typically does not cost too much and the surehandedness of the pros will result in a lasting repair.
In addition, there is the possibility of your roof having more damage than just the leak. It certainly wouldn’t hurt to have a contractor complete an estimate on your entire roof. He/she may find areas that are close to allowing leaks. If you roof has endured 10-15 years’ worth of storms, it’s probably in need of a few tweaks to solidify the structure.
What damage might be caused by a leak?
- Electrical issues
- Ceiling collapse
- Weak insulation
Water meeting an electrical outlet is the worst outcome that can result from a roof leak. Though, at that point, it wouldn’t be considered a leak. The chances of a flood happening is incredibly slim, but you should never open you or your home up to the possibility.
Mold will spread and rot will weaken the structure. If water is constantly finding its way inside your roof, the wood will soak it in and become heavier. That’s how a roof or ceiling collapses: it can’t handle the added weight.
It won’t take long to realize how much a little hole in the roof affects your temperature control. If this happens in the summer, your home will be hotter than usual. If it happens in the winter, your home will be cooler than usual.
To offset the temperature affect, you will have to overcompensate by lowering the AC temperature or raising the heat. This might work, but it’s unhealthy to overwork your HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning) units. The life of your HVAC units will lessen, and your energy expenses will go up.
When are leaks most common?
When it rains of course! That’s why it’s recommended that you have your roof inspected early in the spring, hopefully before rain season hits. Unfortunately, in Allen TX, weather is very difficult to assume. Early march and late October are ideal times for inspection, repair, replacement, and any other roofing service. Temperatures are generally manageable at those times, and rain less frequent than the months in between.
Surely, you didn’t click onto this article to obtain a yearly North Texas weather forecast. But it’s important to pick the right time of the year to have your roof worked on. We’re not suggesting you wait for roof leak repair Allen TX if you notice a leak. If that’s the case, call a contractor right away.
However, if you are wanting an overall inspection, spring and fall are the best times for the sake of your roof and the roofers.
Where are leaks most likely to occur on the roof?
The exposed parts of a roof are the shingles and flashing. Flashing refers to the material which covers the joints of a roof. For example, you will often see a line of aluminum or steel covering the joint where two ridges meet. You will also see it surrounding the chimney, vents and skylights. The purpose of flashing is to insulate areas that are vulnerable to moisture entry.
Heavy and extensive hail damage can dent the flashing and cause it to lose form. If it rises from the surface even slightly, water may be able to seep through. It’s very important that flashing is always firmly in place.
You can’t really go wrong with any type of shingle; however, some materials are better than others. Slate and metal are the most durable roofing materials. Though, metal is not common among North Texas homeowners because it’s not a traditional look, and slate is rare because of its high price.
It takes a big impact to crack clay and concrete and it’s very unlikely a tile or shingle loses form after being installed.
Asphalt and wood are weakest against outdoor forces, but they are still very trustworthy. Both materials will last you 25+ years; they just won’t stand strong for 50+ like the aforementioned materials.
If a wood roof is treated and maintained, it should not suffer from any leaks. As for asphalt, you may want to have it inspected after a run of heavy hail storms. Even then, leaks are not by any means common, so roof leak repair Allen TX is unlikely to be needed.
Why do roofs leak?
Roofs can leak for several reasons, including:
- Poor installation
- Ruthless outdoor conditions
- Curled, cracked, lifted, or worn shingles
- Faded molding around the flashing
- Spongy roof surface
It all starts with installation. Hiring a licensed, reputable, qualified roofing contractor will get you off to the right start. Years of experience is a telling qualification, as are completed projects and customer testimonials.
Any little flaw can put your roof in jeopardy, exposing it to minor damage and/or major damage. That’s why the roofers at Summit Roof Service are perfectionists. We ensure a strong foundation, we ensure every shingle is laid precisely, and we ensure every part of the roof is constructed to handle whatever mother nature throws its way.
How can you find a leak?
More often than not, a homeowner is tipped off to a leak. He/she will see a stain on the ceiling or moisture running down a wall. If either is the case, try to follow the path of the leak to its source.
You may have some luck if it’s running through the attic. Reason being, the ceiling of an attic is usually the roof. Moreover, there is no space between the attic ceiling and the roof like there is with the other rooms of your home.
If you think you’ve found the source, gather a family member or a friend for help. One of you needs to stay by the source on the inside, while the other goes on top of the roof to find it on the outside.
Whether you’ve found the leak on the inside or not, the person going on top of the roof can bring a bucket of water and pour it onto different areas of the roof. From there, it’s the insider’s job to keep an eye out for any drops of water appearing from the ceiling. The leak should be able be traced.
That is the do-it-yourself route. Of course, professional roofers have several ways to detect a roof leak. If you know you have a leak somewhere, you might as well have a professional come out to find the leak and inspect your roof. You can seek professional assistance right away, or you can try to find the leak on your own. Either way you will end up needing roof leak repair Allen TX.
Summit Roof Service Inc.
Rainy season is around the corner. Be sure your roof is ready for it. If you suspect any leaks, or if you simply want the confirmation that your roof is in good shape, call Summit Roof! We’ll complete a free inspection and determine if there are any issues with your roof. If needed, we will handle the roof leak repair Allen TX.
The Summit staff comes with over 25 years of experience. We’ve seen it all when it comes to roof problems; locating a leak and repairing a leak will be a quick and effective process.
For more information about our products, services, and company, please visit https://summitroof.com. We also encourage you to visit our blog to gain important input on roof maintenance, roof shingles, roof hail damage, and more.
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