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How To Locate And Repair A Small Roof Leak

Nora Mcdonalid

If you find small puddles of water on your floors after it rains, check your roof for small leaks now. Roof leaks can hide or lurk anywhere in your home. But if you don't have a way to locate and repair the leaks, they can only get worse. Learn where leaks hide in roofs and how you can seal the leaks in your roof below.

Where Do Roof Leaks Hide the Most?

One of the biggest problems with roof leaks is location. Although it may be easy to locate large or extensive roof leaks, small roof leaks may be more difficult to find. Small leaks can occur just about anywhere on a roof's surface, including in places you might not expect.

Most leaks occur beneath the shingles of a roof. However, some leaks can develop around the lower edges of a chimney, skylight, or roof vent. If leaks do occur around the chimney, skylight, or roof vent, they may not be large or visible enough for you to see. 

Leaks can also occur close to the edges of a roof. Water should flow off the edges of a roof when it rains. But wear and tear, sun damage, and old age can damage a roof's edges until they no longer divert water away from the home. Some of the water can penetrate the sills of your windows and enter your home.

If you inspected the surface of your roof and didn't find signs of a leak, contact a roofer and have them inspect your chimney, skylight, roof vent, and edges of your roof.

How Do You Seal Your Roof Leaks?

A roofer will most likely check the seals around your chimney, skylight, and roof vent for wear and tear during the visit. Sealant can deteriorate with time and allow water to seep into your home. If damaged sealant is the culprit behind the puddles of water in your home, a roofer can repair it.

Rusted flashing can also allow water to penetrate the roof's edges. Constant exposure to moisture can cause metal flashing to rust. If the flashing supporting your roof's edges is rusted through, a roofer can remove, replace, or repair it during the visit.

A roofer may also look over the materials on your roof for damage. If the shingles show serious signs of wear and tear, it may be time to replace them. 

If you need assistance with roof leak repairs, contact a roofing contractor.


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Every job is different. But we should all be able to agree that most professions in this world are necessary. Take roofing, for example. It definitely has its upsides and its downsides when you're up on the roof. It's nice to watch things come together as you're nailing shingles onto the surface. But of course, it can be tiring, too. Luckily, there are plenty of people who think the pros outweigh the cons when it comes to roofing as a profession. Therefore, we all have roofers to work on our homes when needed. You can learn more about roofing right here on this website.