Got Leaky Gutters? Experts Advice to Address the Problem
A Common Cause of Roofline Leaks
If you have roofline leaks, don’t panic! Most of the leaks that you will find aren’t because your entire roof is defective, and you need a new one. Often leaks are due to problems in certain parts, like the gutters, that are not always inspected but usually easier to fix. Don’t just go and buy new gutters, hoping it will fix the problem as the leak may persist. Frequently, the real cause of the leak is actually due to a roofing issue, not a gutter issue. A lack of proper gutter flashing or drip edge is the most common source of roofline leaks.
Drip Edge Flashing
The drip edge flashing is meant to keep water from the edge of the roof. It also supports the shingle edge and protects the transition from your fascia to your roof line. Plus, it contributes to giving a beautiful finishing touch to the overall look of your roof. When the drip edge is cracked or bent it will not only ruin the aesthetics of your roof but allow water to enter the home, thus you have a leaking roof.
As soon as you notice a leak, take care of it, to prevent further deterioration or the development of things such as mildew, mold, and interior damage that may lead to a roof replacement. Also, before buying new gutters, get your roof inspected to ensure that a new gutter will actually fix the problem.
Things such as animals, wind-borne debris, or daily wear and tear will deteriorate the drip edge flashing of your roof. However, you should have it inspected by professional roofers. Experts will assess all the parts of your roof, including the drip edge flashing for damage. This will save you money in the long run, when you don’t have to contact a residential roofing contractor like WestPro Roofing and invest in costlier water damage repairs.
If you have any questions or are interested in any of our residential roofing services, please call us at 303-834-9236. At WestPro Roofing, we want to help you prevent the most common roofing issues.