Types of Roof Leaks & Repairs

June 25, 2016

Repairing Different Types of Roof Leaks
in Wayne, Macomb & Oakland County

It’s no secret that Wayne, Macomb & Oakland County receive more than their fair share of rain, snow, wind storms . . . and even hail. So roof leaks are a pretty common occurrence. But tracking down the source and location of your roof leak can be tricky business!

This is because water can enter a leaky roof in one spot – and then trickle down through nooks, crannies and channels, and appear in a completely different spot that is several feet away from the actual leak!

As experienced roof repair contractors, we have the skill, the experience and the specialized tools to rapidly find the source of your roof leak – and repair it quickly and cost effectively. And, if the cause of your leak is covered by your homeowner’s insurance, we will work with your homeowners insurance company to help you obtain the maximum coverage to which you are entitled!

Common Types of Roof Leaks Repairs

Plumbing Vent Boots Leak Repair

Plumbing Vent Boots can be all plastic, all metal or a plastic and metal hybrid. Plastic vent boots can crack and metal vent boots can develop broken or separated seams. Then rubber boot surrounding the pipe can also rot or be torn away. Any of these situations can allow water to work its way into the house along the pipe.

Roof Air Vents Leak Repair

Cracked housings on plastic roof vents and broken seams on metal roof vents can also cause a roof to leak.  Caulking will only fix the problem very temporarily – and the roof vent should be replaced as soon as possible to prevent further leakage.

Step Flashing Roof Leak Repair

Step flashing is used along walls that intersect the roof to channel rain water over the shingle and down and away from the roofline. However, rusted, lose or torn off flashing allows water to run behind it, and into the house. Rusted or missing flashing needs to be replaced immediately to prevent roof leaks from causing damage.

Brick Chimney Roof Leak Repair

Many causes of roof leaks can develop around brick chimneys. Flashing around chimneys can rust through, become loose, or even completely tear off in high winds. Mortar in or around the chimney bricks can degrade and create channels that let water into a house. Although less common, the shingles around a chimney can also have problems.

Determining the exact cause of a chimney leak can be tricky – and a professional contractor should be used to find the exact source of the leak and properly repair it, to prevent a future deluge of water into the house.

Roof Leak Repair in Wayne, Macomb & Oakland County

No matter what the source of your roof leak – and whether you are experiencing a small leak due to a cracked part, or a larger breach due to a disaster – Aaron’s Restoration has the experience to repair it for you!

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