Where Do Most Water Leaks Come From?
If you have a water leak anywhere in your home, office, retail brick and mortar building or other structure, chances are the water intrusion is coming from a leaky roof or some element attached to the roofing system itself. Water leaks of any kind can be a nuisance or worst and a compromised structure if not remediated can cause all sorts of problems including: mold, wood rot, structural damage and even flooding in a severe storm event. In our experience at Sunrise Roofing Company, a trusted Jacksonville Beaches Roofing Contractor as well as a General Contractor, finding the root cause of a leak maybe difficult or relatively simple depending on location and of course existing weather conditions.
Most roofing systems operate on the principle of gravity, that is to say they work with the natural forces of nature to remove water from a structure. The problem with many leaks occurring is that the culprit might be in one section of the roof and the spot where the water is evident on a ceiling or wall might be 10 feet away because of the horizontal roofing boards conducting the leak. It takes a well-trained professional roofing contractor to detect where the actual roof leak is and then eliminate it.
Again, according to the roofing experts at Sunrise Roofing Company, there are many elements within a roofing structure that can either be worn or improperly installed that can cause a roof to leak. Old and even some new roofs might develop a roof either over time or with the first good rain storm. If you have a leak and need a roofing company in Jacksonville Beach Fl to identify the source, give us a call.
10 Roofing Areas Where Leaks Can Occur
These can be the chief cause of water infiltration due to the complexity of the flashing that needs to be installed and the size of the area that comes into contact with the roofing structure.
#2. Air, Furnace and B-Vents
These useful vents all protrude through the roof and as such need to be properly sealed with rubber, or metal storm collars.
#3. Plumbing Vents
Plumbing vents also have to have a rubber seal with an aluminum flashing to prevent water leakage.
Proper sealing needs to be reinstalled when a new roof is installed.
#5. Wall Step Flashings
Flashings where a roof climbs alongside a vertical wall.
#6. Roof Valleys
A valley is a line where two roof planes intersect.
#7. Flat Roofing
Many older homes and many commercial buildings have flat roofs installed. These need to be properly covered, sealed and sloped to prevent water from puddling and deteriorating the roofing materials.
#8. Compromised Shingles, Tiles, Metal Fatigue
Any worn, torn or damaged roofing materials can allow water to seep through to the underlaying roof structure.
#9. Head Walls
Roofs that stop at a vertical wall. A metal flashing must be in place to direct water down the wall away from the stopping point of the shingle.
#10. Wind Blown Rain
Florida is known for its storms and wind events that can cause certain types of roofs to develop leaks.
#11. Bonus Leaking Issues
In improperly vented attics, where water and condensation can accumulate due to high humidity. This can cause moisture to form and ceiling leaks can be the outcome.
Why Choose Sunrise Roofing for All Your Roofing Needs?
Simple….With over 25 years of experience in the construction and roofing trade it is no wonder that Sunrise Roofing is a name you can trust for any roofing project. We specialize in all types of roof inspections, leak detection and remediation, roof repairs and re-roofing projects for asphalt shingle, tile and metal roofs. Residential and commercial roofing specialists and we offer Free Written Roofing Estimates for any type of project. Roof leaks are a very common occurrence but without professional advice they can be tricky to diagnose. Leave it to the professionals, call Sunrise Roofing today at 904-323-1929