3 Main Causes of Roof Leaks: Boots, Ridge Vents, & Flashing

It usually takes many years before a roofing system needs replacing, and normally, it’s difficult to determine if and where there is damage. So we have narrowed down certain areas where leaks typically develop in your roofing in Charlotte NC that you need to watch out for:

  1. Fractured Boots

Boots are the rubber seals around your air vents, exhaust fan flashing, and electric service and plumbing vent pipes. Cracked piped boots are one of the leading causes of roof leaks.

  1. Damaged Ridge Vents

The ridge vent is the part mounted up along the ridgeline of a sloped roof. It allows the hot air from your attic to escape and the cold air from outside to come in. It fits over the joint between your roof’s two edges to keep snow and rain out of your home. Once damaged, it won’t be able to fulfill its function.

  1. Corroded and Cracked Flashing

The thin pieces of metal set up under the shingles and joints of your roof that form a water-resistant barricade make up your flashing.

Roof Roof, your expert roofers in Charlotte NC, often make use of tar to seal the flashing together. Over time, this can corrode, and then your flashing can become exposed to rain, wind, and other elements, making it vulnerable to breaking or cracking.

Hopefully, we were able to provide information on the areas you need to look at more closely. Of course, there are other areas on your roof where leaking can be an issue, and they’re best left to the experts.

Give us at Roof Roof a call today, and we’ll be happy to be of service. From roof repairs to replacements, we’re your guy! We are an Owens Corning™ Roofing Platinum Preferred Contractor, so your full roof replacement will be backed by a leak-free warranty for 10 years. Call us today for a free roof analysis.

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