If you’ve ever wondered how a roof fix came about, you may have been on a roof repair crew’s route from a neighbor’s house to a dump site or a construction site. Sometimes, the materials are just not there or they are not in the right place. In such cases, they make an educated judgment call and decide whether the small holes on your roof warrant a full tear down or merely covering them up.
Roof leaks happen for a number of reasons, some of which are not very obvious on the surface. For instance, a storm may blow through with severe wind and blast shingles off in large chunks. The small holes will suddenly be filled in by huge sheets of caulking, allowing water to seep through and damage the materials underneath. Similarly, small leaks can be caused by poor installation of shingles. They can also be caused by poorly manufactured shingles.
Regardless of the cause, it is necessary to repair roof leaks right away. Not only can they cause damage to your property, they can also be unsightly, especially if you live in a high-traffic area like an apartment block. On top of that, a broken shingle can easily turn into a full-blown ice dam if left undetected. As you can see, the consequences of ignoring roof leaks are not pretty at all!