Your roofing system is a complex structure, and some components are more prone to damage, especially during heavy rain, high wind, and storms. Since these areas are weaker, leaks are a common occurrence, and professionals are required to stop the damage from spreading, preventing expensive repair work down the line. Platteville, WI’s Bel-Aire Home Improvement improves customers’ homes by installing and repairing roofs, siding, and gutters, shielding structures against Wisconsin’s unpredictable elements and reducing the risk of damage. They share the roofing areas that are most prone to leaks.
3 Roofing Areas That Leak
1. The Chimney
Aging caulk builds up over time, so if your roofing system is older, there could be a large leak surrounding the chimney area. While Wisconsin winters pose their own problems with intense snow, hail, and ice, scorching summers cause damage too, forming holes and cracks within the structure and in the cement caps surrounding your chimney. If old caulk is the issue, professionals will peel off the previous layers, re-caulking the area for prevention against leaks. If holes or cracks are present, they’ll apply a sealant that will keep leaks at bay.
2. Roof Valleys
While flat roofs don’t have this concern, if you have a sloped one, the valleys where the the two sections meet are common source of leaks. Even when they’re covered with flashings, the elements cause visible wear and tear. When you have a sloped roof, this an area to check up on. Ensure the flashings are in good condition, and schedule preventative maintenance to avoid more issues in the future.
3. The Roof Field
When the shingles are installed, the job needs to be done with expert skill. If shingles happen to crack, the nails holding them down are exposed, and water will make its way through. Since this water is beneath your shingles, it can quickly cause extensive damage to your roof’s structure. Professionals will resolve the issue by replacing old shingles, keeping the structure fully covered and protected against leaks.
Keep an eye on your roofing, especially the areas most prone to leaks. With Wisconsin’s ever-changing weather, you never know what could happen, but Bel-Aire Home Improvement is always happy to help. This talented team won’t just tackle the installation of roofing, siding, windows, and gutters. They’ll also keep every component in top-notch condition with 24/7 emergency services and storm damage repairs. Visit the website for more information, or call (608) 348-2381 to request your free estimate today.