How to Handle Roof Leaks

by / Monday, 01 February 2021 / Published in Roof Repair

The roofing contractors at Modern Method Roofing in Napa give property owners advice about how to address roof leaks.

Tips to Solving Your Roof Leak Issues

For any structure, the roof is the first line of defense between the structure and the elements. The roof is essential to protect the structure itself from harsh sunlight, wind, and rain that threatens to do damage to it. When the roof is compromised, big problems can be the result.

Keeping the roof intact on a home or business should be one of the biggest priorities an owner can have. While roof problems can seem overwhelming, they are nothing compared to the damages that a leaking roof can do. Additionally, there is nothing more embarrassing as a home or business owner than to invite guests into a property that is suffering from a roof leak. Luckily, with some help from the professionals, home and business owners can take a potential liability and turn it into one of their greatest assets.

How to Determine the Source of the Leak

For people that haven’t seen roofing systems up close, roofing can be a mystery. But, roofing in principle is relatively simple. Every part of the roofing system is laid out so as to efficiently shed rainwater away from vulnerable parts of the structure. Keeping this in mind can help anyone start to look in the right place for a roof leak.

Some common places for roof leaks can be:

  • Roof valleys
  • Roof flashing
  • Penetrations for utilities
  • Skylights
  • Clogged gutters
  • Ridge caps

Why a Fast Diagnosis is Essential

Buildings, whether they are homes or businesses are made of materials that are vulnerable to weather. Common materials that can be damaged by rain are wood, drywall, and even the steel used for metal framing. The primary goal of roofing installation is to protect the vulnerable materials that make up your structure. Problems that can arise from the various materials are:

  • Wood: When wood is exposed to water it has a tendency to rot. Rotting wood is not structurally sound and it can become a haven for termites or other insects.
  • Drywall: Drywall is especially easily damaged by rainwater. The binding agents that hold it together easily flake away and can quickly grow dangerous amounts of mold.
  • Metal: Metal is vulnerable to rusting in the presence of water. Rusting metal is not structurally sound. This can be especially dangerous because the metal structure is not always visible so the damage could be taking place out of sight.

Getting Help From the Professionals

An expert roofing company will be able to help any home or business owners that are experiencing roof leaks. A reliable roofer will be able to locate the source of leaks and recommend solutions to any type of roofing system that is in place.

Not only will experienced roofers help owners keep their properties dry, they understand the value of a roof that is a showpiece. A good roof doesn’t just have to be practical. It can be a valuable design element for owners to think about when it comes time to choose a new roof.

Modern Method Roofing Can Help!

Modern Method Roofing has been serving the Napa area for over 60 years. They are experienced in all types of roofing for commercial and residential properties. Call (707) 255-8090 today to schedule a consultation.

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