The North East of India is an area where the monsoon is stronger than the rest of the country. Therefore, roof problems are something that many people are worried about. For homeowners a leaking roof can be a very expensive problem. Consequently, you may be at risk of significant water damage and potential danger. More commonly leaks may not be taken very seriously, but it is prudent not to underestimate roof problems because of the damage that they can cause.
With heavy rainfall during the months between June and August during monsoon season, it’s important that you know what to look for when inspecting your roof to repair and protect it for the future.
Common causes for roof problems
Very often it is the faulty installation of roof and inferior quality of materials used in the construction of the roof that creates roof problems. Therefore it is imperative that roofs are installed by professionals who understand incline or slope and use quality fasteners and roofing material.
Material such as roof fasteners can become damaged or pulled up after a heavy storm or high winds occur. When the fasteners get pulled up, water is able to get into the underside of the roof itself and cause other roof problems. This includes mold (which is harmful to breathe) and severe water damage that can invade the building/ home and cause staining as well.
Inclement weather conditions result in flashing on different places of the roof. This may become easily damaged over time and also result in many roof problems. A poorly installed flashing makes the roof highly susceptible to leaks. Sometimes a bad quality product or high winds or weather damage are the culprits. Whatever the reason if the flashing is damaged the roof is going to develop a leak over time.
Debris on the Roof:
Debris or collected waste on the roof or in the gutter obstructs the smooth flow of rainwater causing leakage as the water accumulates on the roof. Stagnant water is the prime reason behind corrosion and roof problems.
Rusting of the roofing material is one of the prime reasons causing roof problems during monsoon. Faulty installation of fasteners and poor quality of screws are also the reasons behind corroding where they are pierced by the fastener.
Ways to prevent the leakage in roof
Check out the Roof Leak Spots:
Identifying the problematic area in the absence of rain is also a problem and therefore it is imperative to find out the leakage spots during wet weather. Some of the likely areas of roof problems are the chimney, plumbing vent flashing, skylights etc.
Emergency Repair Measures:
When a leak comes without warning signs with the onset of rains you can take care of it by using plastic sheeting to cover the leak area on the roof. This is a temporary measure but highly effective.
Problems with Flashings:
Very often old pipes are also a major cause of leaking roofs and the problem areas mostly involve the collars and flashings. You should immediately call for new replacements and in extreme cases, you need to re-roof the building/house depending on the extent of the roof problems.
Apart from these, there are various other causes for the roof to leak. We at Dyna Roof believe in providing assistance to you in order to curb the leakage in the roof. Contact our Roof squad today for more information to avoid leakage.