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
Will Insurance Pay For Your Repair?
Unforeseeable situations occur like sudden storms can cause extensive damage to your roof. Homeowner’s insurance can help cover the cost of repairs. But it is important to remember that you are still responsible for limiting the damage. Placing buckets under leaks or installing a tarp over the area can help to minimize damage. Keep in mind that your insurance may not cover problems that arise from a lack of maintenance or an aging roof . It is important to address the damage as soon as possible.
The Team with Experience
You will have peace of mind when one of our Reader crews repairs your roof because the repairs will be completed according to the best roofing practices that have been tried and true for four generations. Contact us to speak with one of our roofing experts or schedule a free roof inspection and estimate.