Roof leaks are an indication of failure. There are several main causes.
- Age & Weather: Asphalt shingles lose their granulation surface over time, allowing water penetration. Shingles can split, crack, blister and curl both from age and harsh weather.
- Storm damage: Hail. snow, high wind, tornadoes - Colorado has it all!
- Improper or missing flashing: Without properly installed flashing (metal pieces around chimneys, swamp coolers, skylights, and where the roof meets siding) to direct water away from potential areas of leakage, your roof is vulnerable.
- Improper sealing of roof vents, pipes and other roof penetrations: All vents and penetrations require proper sealing to prevent leakage. Over time, even properly applied sealants can dry out and fail.