On a recent roof repair job in Wesley Chapel, we were asked about the common leak locations on roofs and why they occurred. We thought we’d type up out explanation in case anybody wanted the same information. Here are the most common locations of roof leaks that need repairing:
1) Valleys in the roof.
Where you have two roof sections coming together at a joint, it can create a valley. Valleys are high risk areas of a roof because water can be channeled there by the shape of the roof. These areas receive and direct a lot of runoff rain water. This water gradually can corrode shingles and flashing.
2) Shingle Field
Shingles are degrade over time, placing the underlying waterproof layering at risk to the sun and weather. The field of shingles can be penetrated by many things including nails that work their way out over time. The heat experienced in North Tampa areas like Wesley Chapel means slight expansion and contractions every day in the materials used in your roof.
3) Wall Flashing Lines
When a vertical wall meets a sloped plane, it creates a wall flashing line. Commonly, metal flashing is used to help prevent water from going into the crack between the vertical wall and the sloping roof meeting it. The metal flashing goes behind the wood siding of the vertical wall, and over the first layer of shingles on the part of the roof sloping away from the wall. This metal can corrode over time. Incorrect installation of flashing an accelerate this corrosion process. Wall Step Flashing is a special instance where a roof plane climes up alongside a vertical wall. In this case, an individual piece of flashing need to be correctly installed on each shingle that butts up against the wall. This leaves lots of opportunity to make an installation mistake.
If you need a roof repair, please call us at Weatherproof Roofing. At Weatherproof Roofing, we deal with roof replacements all the time.
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