Most Common Causes Of A Leaking Roof

A leaky roof is something that should be attended to as soon as possible.

If not repaired quickly, it can cause costly damage to the exterior and interior of your home or business premises.

There are also ways to prevent leaks to protect your home and save money at the same time.

Although roof leak repair is best left to Homestyle Roof Painters, knowing and understanding the main causes of leaks can help identify a problem.

Common causes of a leaking roof includes:

  • Broken Shingles
  • Cracked Flashing 
  • Improper Seals
  • Clogged Gutters
  • Overuse 

Broken shingles

High winds and a lot of rain can damage your roof shingles, which may lead to leaks.

This is a pretty easy thing to see so give your roof a once over after a big storm and give us a call if you see any damaged or missing shingles.

Cracked flashing

Flashing is thin metal that helps prevent water from getting into your home.

It can be found under shingles at corners and joints.

If it’s cracked, water can leak through. If the seal around the flashing is damaged, it will need to be repaired to fix the leak and prevent further problems.

Improper seals

Any place where there is a valley (a place where joints come together, usually on a slope) on your roof must be sealed or water can seep through.

If these seals are damaged or not properly applied, you could have a leaking problem. That seal will need to be replaced or repaired to fix the leak.

Clogged gutters

This is a simple fix, but our roof leak repair service can help you identify the problem and give you tips for taking care of it.

If your roof gutters are full of leaves and other debris, the water isn’t able to run off efficiently, which can lead to backups that can leak through.

Be sure to check your gutters seasonally and clean them out as necessary.


There are a lot of parts that go into a well-designed roof, but they aren’t meant to be used often.

If you’re walking around on the roof or using it as an extension of your home to relax, that could be the source of your problem.

Our roof leak repair services include a full inspection and a written report outlining any problems that are found.

If the problem affects fewer than 10 tiles, we can do an instant repair if it’s safe and we have the materials on hand.

All our work is guaranteed and if you choose our services, we’ll discount you the cost of the inspection.

The expert team at Homestyle Roof Painters is waiting to help fix your roofing problems, starting with our roof leak detection service.

Give us a call today on 07 5495 2200.

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