Articles featuring tag: leaking roof

All About Ice Dams and Your Roof: How to Fix, Prevent and Repair

Ice on roof and gutters

The most popular roofing systems involve asphalt shingles, and most homeowners can count on that roof to remain intact and protecting everything underneath it for at least 20 years, barring massive storms.

Unfortunately, winters in the upper Midwest can offer some pretty severe weather that do significant damage. Among the worst culprits are ice dams. What are they? How do they form and what do they do to your roofing system? Furthermore, how can you prevent them from happening, and how do you approach making repairs when they do occur? Let’s take a deeper look into the issue.

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The 10 Most Common Causes of Roof Leaks

Leaking roof after damage

It’s a unique kind of fear that runs through the veins of a homeowner who notices water damage on their ceiling and/or walls. The signs are clear – some component of the roofing system has failed. Despite the knowing the exact location of the damage on the walls or ceiling, the actual affected area of the roof can be difficult to ascertain, which is why it’s important to have a trusted professional assist you.

The following are the 10 most common areas where roof leaks occur.

1) Shingles

Unfortunately, as sturdy as they might seem or as good as they might ...

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