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Common Causes of Roof Leaks

Although they might not look like much, roof leaks are actually more dangerous than people think. From damage to the attic’s insulation to mold growth, roof leaks can cause a lot of problems if left unchecked. With several possible causes, the more time you wait, the more harm leaks can do. No matter the cause, you can count on Tadlock Roofing to offer the best Tallahassee roof repair services available. But before you contact your local roofing company, let’s take a look at the possible causes of roof leaks.

Damaged Shingles

Depending on your roof’s age, finding cracked or rotten shingles should be a common occurrence. In fact, loose or falling shingles shouldn’t surprise you at all. That usually happens if your roof is over 20 years old. Nevertheless, missing shingles will eventually expose the inner layers of the roof, causing leaks. 

If that’s the case, your roof requires immediate inspection, as ignoring the issue will lead to even more problems. In most cases, the roof will need some repairs, which won’t necessarily be expensive and will extend its life. But other times, the damage may be too severe to simply repair, and you might require a roof replacement. 

Backed Out Roofing Nails

Damaged shingles are not the only thing you should watch out for, as nails will sometimes back out. Water can penetrate the holes left behind, damaging the inner layers of the roof. What’s even worse is that the holes are usually unnoticeable to the untrained eye. That’s why regular inspections are extremely important, even if your roof looks healthy at a glance. Skipping them could lead to expensive repairs or even a roof replacement altogether. 

Dislodged Flashing

Flashing is a piece of metal used to protect areas where the roof meets a vertical surface. You should find flashing near the dormers and walls that intersect with the surface of the roof. Strong winds will usually damage flashing, cracking or even dislodging it entirely. Failing to replace a damaged flashing can lead to leaks the next time a storm rolls around.

Missing or Damaged Rubber Boots

Vents and similar installations require a plastic piece called a boot. These work like flashing, offering protection in the area where the vent meets the roof. And like flashing, they can easily be damaged by wind and the sun, requiring a replacement. Once again, regular professional checks will help you spot any issues with the rubber boots.

Tallahassee Roof Repair

If you notice anything that points toward a roof leak, don’t waste any more time and give us a call! Here at Tadlock Roofing, we specialize in roof repairs and replacements all around the Florida area. With affordable prices and customer services, you can be sure that your roof is in good hands. Moreover, our team of experts will ensure that you receive the best Tallahassee roof repair services available. In fact, you can contact us now to receive a free estimate for your roofing needs. Act now and save your home from water leaks and roof damage! 

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Tadlock Roofing

Tadlock Roofing has provided quality service to the North and Central Florida area since 1980. All of our work is personally guaranteed. We provide solutions to fit any roofing budget, and are your source for residential or commercial roofing needs – from new construction to repairs, re-roofs, maintenance and insulation. We also specialize in low slope and steep slope roofing systems. All of our work includes the very best manufacturer-certified warranties with up to 50-year non-prorated system coverage.

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