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Baton Rouge Roofing Company: What You Should Know About Leaks

Posted by Robbie Chatelain on Wed, Dec 16, 2015 @ 09:23 AM

Dollarphotoclub_20808201_1.jpgControlling water has been a primary element of survival since the first civilizations began to develop.  From the aqueducts of the Roman Empire to state of the art dams still being designed and built today, creating access to and protection from natural water sources is essential.  On a much smaller scale your roof does the same thing.  That is, if it is performing correctly.

Your roof is the largest line of defense that your home has and secures your possessions and family from the elements.  When your roof becomes compromised it can be a big problem and have more consequences than a wet spot on the floor.  In order to fix a leak it is important to understand what is causing the leak and how to solve that.  Otherwise all of the painting and replacing of valuables in the world won’t end your problem.  Here are several common causes of leaks.

  • Damaged flashing
  • Deteriorating caulking
  • Loose or missing shingles
  • Cracked shingles
  • Poor installation of valleys
  • Improperly installed collars
  • Pooling water
  • Debris build up
  • Loose tiles
  • Flashing around a skylight
  • Wind driven rain

These are only a handful of common leak causes.  However, these can be easy to identify, isolate and repair.  If you have a leak in your home, it is important to repair before it becomes a bigger problem.  It is also important to trust a local, experienced roofing company.  For over 50 years Cribbs Incorporated has been helping home and business owners with their roofing and sheet metal needs.  Click here for more information on roofing.

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