Some spots of your roof tend to be exposed to leakage more than others. Leaks tend to build up in these sensitive spots more. In this article, we are going to outline the three most vulnerable parts of your roof that are prone to leaks:
These refer to spots where two parts of the roof connect. Typically, roof valleys are supported by flashings, but these slim metal lines are not leak-resistant and tend to deteriorate over time too. Make a habit to periodically inspect your roof valleys and ensure that the flashings are intact. If you fail to treat minor leaks or carry out some preventive measures in the roof valley, you may end up with a larger and costlier roof fix in the future.
Leak impairment can also occur on the bed where roof shingles are spread. If these break or shatter, their under nails will be exposed and let water enter through the cracks. As time passes, the water damage will spread to the underlay body and the wooden components of the roofing system.
Generally speaking, any spot in your roof that has an incision in the shingles tends to be exposed to leakage–the chimney region is perhaps the most obvious. Older houses, especially, are more susceptible to chimney leakage from aging. In other cases, heat exposure may lead to small holes that allow leaks to develop.