If not addressed promptly, a roof leak can turn into a significant and costly problem. We’ll go over some of the most common causes of roof leaks and how to address them in the sections below. When you need roofing services in Edmonds or the surrounding Seattle areas, including leak repairs, give Crown Roofing a call.
Broken Pipe Boot
A boot is a type of flashing that is used to cover the pipes that emerge from your roof. Its purpose is to restrict water from flowing into your home and out of the pipe. When the material in the boot fractures, it’s usually due to UV exposure. That crack will result in a leak beneath the pipe, which could be in a closet, master bedroom, or bathroom. Pipe boots have about a ten-year lifespan. If yours is cracked, a rubber collar can be used to cover it. These collars have a 10 to 15-year lifespan.
These leaks are common on roofs with valleys. If the valley comes to a halt in the center of a roof, there is normally a gutter nearby to capture the falling water. If the fascia board, which is the board that surrounds the edge of the roof where the gutters are, is not flashed, a leak can occur. Unless there has been a lot of rain, leaks are uncommon in this location. Fortunately, by loosening the gutter and installing flashing to cover the fascia, these leaks can be fixed.
Poorly Driven Nails
Leaks can occur when nails are not driven in completely or at an angle. When it rains, water might get into the roof through the nails that protrude. The shingle will need to be pulled up and the nail will need to be removed and replaced properly to address this issue.
Residential Roof Services in Edmonds
When you need professional roofing services, including everything from leak repair to installation in Edmonds, Seattle, or the surrounding Washington communities, reach out to Crown Roofing . For more than 20 years we’ve been offering expert roofing services in the Pacific Northwest. Give us a call at (425) 532-4001 to learn more about our services or to schedule your free on-site quote in Edmonds, WA.
Owner: Robert J. Pereira
Established: February 1999
Incorporated: May 1999, State of Washington
Contractor’s License #: CROWNRI00K2
Labor and Industries ID: 1974,8652
Bond: $14,000 Held by:
Contractor’s Surety Bonds, Seattle WA
Liability Insurance: $2,000,000:
First Mercury Insurance Company