Whenever you need residential roof repair, Millard’s roof repair services will be ready. Millard Roofing serves the Omaha, Lincoln, Council Bluffs, and surrounding areas with roof issues including leading or damaged roofing. Call us at (402) 492-9494.
There are many different things that can cause roof leaks. Leaking roofs can be caused by hail damage, damage from falling limbs, ice damage, damage from people walking on your roof, old and worn shingles, sun damaged and cracked shingles, and more. However, by and large, roof leaks are caused by improper roof installation or by metal flashing that is defective. Roof leaks are very rarely caused by actual roof product failure. Metal flashing is typically found near any area of roof penetration. These areas include chimney areas, step, apron, and valley areas where two roof angles join together. When you are repairing a roof, it is important to look for any other kinds of roof damage that might eventually lead to additional problems. If roof leaks are not addressed quickly, the home’s structure might be compromised, as the building frame will be continually exposed to dampness, which can lead to rot.
Additionally, it is a good idea to check for poor installation of roof shingles, which are sometimes nailed incorrectly to the roof. Also, if roof shingles are missing, they will need to be replaced.
Another cause of roofing problems is clogged gutters. When gutters are clogged, water can overflow the back of the gutter and seep along the walls and into the home. Flue pipes inside of a chimney can also be a source of roof leaks if they are not properly aligned.
It is very important for homeowners to have their roofs checked for needed repairs on a regular basis. Most homeowners choose to have inspections done in the spring because it is a time of fair weather, and the fact that spring storms and heavy rains can make homeowners think about the integrity of their roofs. The weather here in Nebraska can sometimes be extreme, and roof damage can happen during any month of the year. As a homeowner, don’t wait until roofing problems leads to greater damage inside your home. Call us today for a roof analysis and estimate on roof repair or replacement.