If you ask any expert, leaks would rank among the most destructive of roofing damages. It chips away at the material’s composition, often without you knowing because some remain hidden. Unless you call Muth & Co. Roofing for dependable roof repair in Columbus, Ohio and have the leaks patched up immediately, you run the risk of the damaged component parts—be they your interior walls or ceiling—rapidly deteriorating from constant exposure to moisture. Here are some typical causes of roof leaks.

Flashing

Your roof’s flashing installations can cause roof leaks in either of three ways: improper installation, faulty repairs, and damages caused by environmental factors. If the wreckage on your roof is caused by either of the first two, you should look into hiring a more efficient roofer. When damage is caused by acts of nature, whether a windstorm has ripped through your roof or by the natural wear and tear of flashing material, make sure the breach is repaired without delay.

Age

Varying roof materials have different projected lifetimes; shingles, for instance, can last twenty to fifty years; a durable metal roof can live for a century or so. However, this depends on certain factors, such as the quality of installation and the frequency of the seasonal cleaning and maintenance. One thing is certain, without maintenance, your roof would be much more prone to leaks before its projected lifespan.

Inefficient Gutters

Besides a decided aesthetic purpose, many roofs are pitched to help facilitate water runoff. Standing water anywhere, even in the spaces between shingles or tiles, cause damage to the material and beyond it. If you have an inefficient gutter system, water will pool, compromising the system, and rendering your roof more prone to splits, cracks, rust, and leaks.

Fasteners and Shingles

An article by Redbeacon.com has this to say about leaks caused by fasteners:

When the fasteners get pulled up, water is easily able to get into the underside of the roof itself and cause other problems. This includes mold (which is harmful to breathe) and severe water damage that can invade your home and cause staining as well.

To prevent the risk of water damage in your home, you need to hire a reliable Columbus roof repair professional. Roofers like Muth & Company Roofing possess the necessary experience and credentials to restore or replace your damaged roofing so that it maintains its primary purpose of shielding your home from the annihilating force of nature outside.

(from Five Reasons Why Your Roof is Leaking; Red Beacon)

About Muth

Muth & Company Roofing is a certified Master Elite Contractor through GAF servicing Columbus, Ohio and the surrounding area including Westerville, Delaware, Worthington, Dublin, Bexley, Gahanna, New Albany, and nearby communities. Muth & Company provides roofing installation services, as well as gutter installation, gutter replacement, gutter repair, attic insulation, skylight installation, and roof repair. We’re proud to offer metal roofing installation and metal roof financing services.

We use quality, feature-rich products including GAF American Harvest Shingles as well as the full GAF roofing system to deliver superior protection and warranties. If you’re in need of an experienced, trusted roofing or gutter company in the Columbus, Ohio region, don’t hesitate to call Muth & Company for a free estimate at (614) 682-3060 today!

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