It can be frustrating after spending a fortune on a brand-new roof to discover that it has sprung a leak the first time it rains. This can be even more irritating if you installed a new roof in the first place because your previous one was leaking. In this post, Winfield Builders explores the causes of leaky roofs and how to prevent them.——————————————– CONTINUE READING ——————————————–Causes of a Leaky RoofFor old roofs, it’s a given that over time you’re going to see wear and tear, damaged or missing shingles, deteriorating flashings and other issues that could result in leaks. However, for new roofs, the possible reasons for a leak are fewer, and include the following.Improper installation, especially around roof protrusions.Inadequate seals around skylights; metal flashing in valleys or around the chimney could also be the culprit. Manufacturing defects.It’s also possible that the materials used for your roofing project have defects that weren’t detected prior to installation. What to Do When Your New Roof LeaksA pool of water caused by leaks can lead to accidents, and the leak can cause further damage to your home. Thus, leaks on your roof must be addressed promptly. Here are the things you must do. Call the roofing company that installed your roof. Unless you previously hired an unlicensed contractor, chances are your roof is still under warranty. If the reason for the leak is the roofing materials, they may also be covered by a warranty from the manufacturer, so it’s quite possible that you won’t have to shell out money for the repair. Take photos of the leak and the affected areas. While waiting for your scheduled visit from the contractor, move anything that could be damaged by the leak.For a roof repair or replacement, it’s important that you hire only reliable licensed roofing contractors. Winfield Builders Exterior Solutions is committed to doing the job right the first time. We also do siding and window replacements. Give us a call at (410) 401-5045 or fill out our contact form to request a free quote. We serve clients in Annapolis and Columbia, MD.
10 Jan 2020