Roof leaks are one of the most frustrating things to find in your home. Mostly because there’s little you can do to stop the water from coming in, especially when you don’t know where it’s coming in. Our roof repair technicians have seen roof leaks from many causes from a poorly installed roof to pest damage and, one of the more common culprits, wind.
How Wind Damages Your Roof
Let’s assume you have a roof in good condition. The weather report calls for straight line winds or puts us under a tornado watch. Depending how the wind approaches your home, it can blow your shingles, yes even properly affixed ones, up. When this happens, the shingles are no longer properly affixed to your roof. The next time it rains and the wind comes from the same direction, the water can be forced up under your shingles. And, because water follows the path of least resistances, it may go down through your roof deck which leads to a roof leak.
Flashing is Also Often to Blame
The flashing is the metal that you see around your home’s dormers, chimney and other roof protrusions. Your flashing needs sealant to help it do its job. However, the sealant deteriorates over time. When that happens, water gets under your flashing and into your home. If you’re not having regular roof maintenance to your flashing especially, you’re eventually going to end up with a roof leak. The most frustrating part is that it’s hard to see from the ground whether the sealant on the flashing is intact.
Call Mobley Brothers Roofing and Restoration Anytime You Have a Roof Leak
Whether you’re in the greater Nashville area or Knoxville, we’re your local roof repair company. We are experts at finding roof leaks and fixing them right, the first time. Call us today for your appointment at either (865) 248-2772 or (615) 645-4500. We do offer emergency roofing services as well and accept all insurance claims. You can also fill out our contact form and we’ll call you.