Keeping Roofs Leak Free – The Importance of Eaves

Keeping Roofs Leak Free – The Importance of Eaves

A roof is comprised of four elements: the main roof, the eaves, the fascia board and the gutter. A house without eaves can cause as much water damage as a house without a roof. Here is Dan's story: Dan had three leaks in his house that caused water damage every time it rained. Finally, late…

Will Your Roof Leak?

Will Your Roof Leak?

Roofing repairs The component of sloped roofs that is most vulnerable to early deterioration is the area around the flashings (chimneys, plumbing stacks, valleys, etc., and particularly skylights). It is not uncommon for these areas to develop a leak before the rest of the roof material has aged significantly. Also, because these areas are frequently…

Understanding the Most Common Roof Leak Mechanisms

Understanding the Most Common Roof Leak Mechanisms

Before you can attempt to repair a roof leak you must first locate the source of water infiltration. Usually a visual inspection of the attic space will reveal the location of the water leak. Sometimes leaks are hidden such as those that are caused by ice dams or water leaks behind exterior siding and fascia…

Flat Roof Repair: The Miracle of Infrared Leak Detection

Flat Roof Repair: The Miracle of Infrared Leak Detection

A flat roof repair is tricky. Why? Because by the time a repair is needed it may already be saturated with water. It then becomes a band-aid cure that traps the water so it can fester and rot your entire roof. Many contractors will happily fix the leak spot so no more water will continue…

Simple Flat Roof Leak

Simple Flat Roof Leak

A flat roof is more prone to leaks due to the fact that the roof has no pitch for snow and other debris to slide off, so it remains on the roof until we remove it. This can cause an array of damage, including snow and ice damage, holes from debris, heavy weight causing structure…

Four Common Reasons for Leak Problems on a Flat Roof

Four Common Reasons for Leak Problems on a Flat Roof

In the process of reviewing the available roof types, many property owners avoid the flat roof option of due due to a misguided concern about leak related problems. However, with the latest solutions for flat roofing, a property owner is certain to be pleased with the results, mostly due to the fact that they are…

Ceiling Fix After a Plumbing Leak

Ceiling Fix After a Plumbing Leak

Many people after they have a water leak from above are looking for a ceiling fix. We get lots of calls from people who have drywall damage because of some water leaking in from above. A person called me this morning that wanted to get the ceiling repaired because of some water damage. It's good…

How To Find A Flat Roof Leak – Infrared Survey

How To Find A Flat Roof Leak – Infrared Survey

A roof leak is caused by one thing – moisture. This can sometimes be difficult to detect, but technology has provided roofing professionals with a new method of how to find a flat roof leak using infrared survey. Because of their simplicity, flat roofs are very common. Unfortunately, also because of their design, a flat…

My Flat Roof Sprung a Leak – Oh No!

My Flat Roof Sprung a Leak – Oh No!

Flat roofs can certainly prove to be troublesome when the weather turns extreme. Snow and ice and build up quickly in the winter months and provide undue stress and pressure upon your flat roof. Your roof can easily spring a leak under all this pressure, so you need to stay on top of the extra…

Why Does My Roof Leak? Roofing Companies Get To The Bottom …

Why Does My Roof Leak? Roofing Companies Get To The Bottom …

Most of us want simple answers when it comes to problems with our house, particularly if it is a major concern such as a leaking roof. Unfortunately, it's not always easy to determine the cause of a problem such as a roof leak. Because it's a covered area with various layers and can not be…

Roofing Basics – How to Find a Leak in Your Roof

Roofing Basics – How to Find a Leak in Your Roof

Not all leaky roofs require a new roof and the huge investment that this requires. But you want to make sure that if your roof is leaking you do not ignore it. Sure it only leaks when it rains and maybe then only when it rains really hard but if it is leaking at all…

How to Locate a Leak in Your Roof

How to Locate a Leak in Your Roof

Owning a house is a full time job! Sometimes it feels like if you do not have one problem, then you have another! Having a leak in your roof is one of the most common household problems, but fortunately, just because there is a leak does not necessarily mean that you have a huge, expensive…

Installing Roof Leak Barriers – Sealing in Chimneys

Installing Roof Leak Barriers – Sealing in Chimneys

When working on sealing in chimneys, it can be a tough job, especially when you are dealing with a notorious leak source, one that is around a chimney on a home. The roof protection decking can settle and move separately from chimneys, making it even more difficult. Install leak barriers to accommodate this movement. Install…

It's Time to Stop Ignoring That Leak

It's Time to Stop Ignoring That Leak

December has arrived, and you notice a small amount of water damage on your living room ceiling. Your husband says "Honey, it can wait until spring ….. were done with the rain anyway". Something tells you that as usual, he believes that he knows more about home repair than he really does. Your gut instinct…

Installing Roof Leak Barriers – Sealing Off Wind-Driven Rai…

Installing Roof Leak Barriers – Sealing Off Wind-Driven Rai…

Sealing rake edges with a leak proof barrier is very important to extend the life of your homes roof and to also make sure that no leakage from inclement weather damages your roof. When installing a leak barrier, you can install Shingle-Mate or Deck Armor roof underlayment protection making sure to leave 6 "-8" minimum…

Reasons Your Roof Might Leak

Reasons Your Roof Might Leak

Roofing leaks are the pits. Not only are they terrifying to think about the cost of fixing one, they can cause mold and many other hazards to your health. Knowing why rooftops leak might help educate and prevent your roof from leaking in the future. Pitch – Is your roof steep enough? Many people love…

Roof Leaks – Finding the Source of Your Roof Leak and Fixin…

Roof Leaks – Finding the Source of Your Roof Leak and Fixin…

Just because your roof is leaking does not necessarily mean there is a hole in it. There are many other causes of leaking roofs which you may need to address. By taking into account certain climatic conditions when planning your roofing project it will help you to prevent most roof leaks, not to mention save…

How to Properly Fix a Roof Leak

How to Properly Fix a Roof Leak

Roof leaks should be fixed immediately since it can seriously damage your home in a minimum amount of time. Keep your eyes open for any water stains and mold since it is the first signs of damage to your roof. Take the necessary precautions to limit the damage until you can inspect it from outside…

Roof Leak – When it is an HVAC Problem and Not the Roofers

Roof Leak – When it is an HVAC Problem and Not the Roofers

It is raining heavily in California right now and the phones are ringing again; not for air conditioning, or heating, but for….you guessed it…for water leaks! Tis the season for those stained ceiling tiles. The complaints and confusions about the causes and responsibilities for water leaks got me thinking this would be a good topic…

That Roof Leak Could Be A Chimney Leak

That Roof Leak Could Be A Chimney Leak

Think you may have a roof leak? Think again. If you are finding water spots around your fireplace you may have a chimney leak. If your chimney is made of brick or stone it will most likely require some type of maintenance to prevent leakage over time. Failure to make these types of repairs can…

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