When you’ve got water coming in through your roof, you might not think the leak cause is important. You just want things fixed quickly to protect your home. Since your homeowners insurance company does care about the cause of a roof leak, it’s important for your claim that you understand what may have caused your leak. Review the most common causes of roof leaks and learn how you can identify them.
Common Causes of Roof Leaks
Missing shingles expose your roof’s under layers to water damage. This is the most common cause of roof leaks and something you may be able to spot using binoculars.
Flashing covers areas where your roof meets chimneys or other structures. If your flashing was not properly installed, or if it becomes damaged, water can leak in through the flashing, causing damage.
When roofs come to or surpass their lifespan, they may develop leaks. Materials crack or degrade over time, allowing water to penetrate the roof.
Storm damage is a common cause of roof leaks. Fortunately, this is easy to identify as you can usually correlate the leak with a recent weather event. Hurricanes, hailstorms, strong winds, and severe winter weather can all damage roofs.
If your roof has a low pitch, it’s more susceptible to leaks. Wind rips shingles off of shallow roofs more frequently than steep roofs.
Get Help From a Licensed Cincinnati Roofer
Brandstetter’s Kanga Roof is here for your roofing needs, be it emergency or routine.
To make sure your roof is in good shape year round, we offer a preventative maintenance club called The Overhead Care Club. Members receive priority appointment scheduling, complimentary gutter cleaning, an annual roofing analysis that shows remaining lifespan, and more.
We work with homeowners insurance companies to resolve leaking roof issues quickly. Whether it’s in filing an accurate estimate that speeds the claim approval process or in communicating with homeowners about the insurance claims process, we do everything we can to get your qualifying roof work covered.
We also offer financing services through Kemba Credit Union, so you never have to delay emergency roof repair due to lack of finances.
Reach out today to get a qualified roofing technician to your house so we can diagnose the leak, initiate the insurance claims process, and repair the issue before your property is damaged: Contact us.