Reader Roofing Heating and Cooling Inc.
Reader Roofing has been repairing roofs in Cleveland for almost 100 years. This has led to an extensive knowledge and skill base that has been passed on for four generations and incorporated in to our technician training program. We can handle any roofing issue you are experiencing.
How to Determine the Cause of a Leak
Finding the source of a leak can be easy or very difficult. It’s important to address the source of the leak as it can lead to significant damage to the interior of your home. The effects of a major leak that was not addressed quickly can linger in the form of mold growth on the interior surfaces of your home. The source of a roof leak may not always be the direct result of one specific problem associated with your roof. Even at times the location of the leak is not near the source which can cause frustration for an untrained professional. Our standard protocol includes items such as an interior inspection if accessible, determining details of the roof and the leak, and an exterior inspection with photos and measurements.
Factors that can cause leaks are:
Improper roof installation – this includes everything from underlayments, shingles, flashing detail on chimneys, soil pipes, valleys, dormers, and any other roof protrusion
Age – over time the roofing materials deteriorate and have a limited life expectancy
Ice back up – improper ventilation or insulation can cause heat to get trapped and warm up fallen snow. This water then refreezes and the ice expands causing pressure under the shingles. Due to this pressure any water stuck behind the ice will work it’s way out any way it can.
Severe weather – storms with high winds, snow, and hail can cause damage to roofing
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