What Causes Leaks in Houses?

After the recent winter storms, many have found their homes leaking. This raises the question of what causes a house to leak? Leaks can feel like a nightmare, causing damage to properties and, in some cases, costing quite a bit to repair. Understanding the causes of leaks can help homeowners to prevent them by fixing the issues ahead of time. In this blog post, we will look into various causes of leaks, and what you can do to prevent them.

Roof Damage: One of the most common sources of leaks is roof damage. Over the years, roofs will be exposed to harsh weather conditions. Eventually, this can lead to damage, compromising a roof’s integrity. This might include missing shingles, damaged shingles, broken flashing, and so much more. Preventative measures that you can take include roof inspections and having repairs done. as soon as you notice any damage.

Poorly Seals Windows and Doors: If windows or doors are not properly sealed, water can seep into the house. This is most common during heavy storms, and can be prevented by having your doors and windows inspected regularly, replacing damaged weatherstripping, and upgrading doors and windows when needed.

Clogged or Broken Gutters: If you have clogged gutters or downspouts, water can not properly drain away from the roof. This leads to water pooling on the roof and weighing heavily. You can prevent clogged gutters by cleaning them regularly, making sure you have proper gutter guards, and having gutters inspected if you think there might be an issue.

These are just some of the many ways that leaks can happen, and staying on top of the causes can help you to prevent them. If you are dealing with a leak or possible damage, call su today so we can help!

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