So you call a local contractor for a roof repair after you find out there are leaks in your home. However, even after the service call, the leaking persists. This problem can happen for a variety of reasons. In some cases, roofers have to take a look at your roof more thoroughly or a couple of times to fix what’s wrong with it.
Here are possible reasons your roof is still leaking following a service call.
Improper Diagnosis of the Problem
Leaks are not always easy to detect and the source may not be near where the water is coming out. Your roofer may have also missed out other leaking areas. When they fail to repair all leaks on the roof, the problem will persist.
Your Roof Is Not the Only Thing Causing the Leaks
Leaks may be coming from a spot near your roof and not simply on the roof itself. Contractors may have overlooked these parts during their initial inspection. If you think something’s wrong with your asphalt shingle or metal roofing system, immediately contact a professional.
Water Reached Other Damaged Parts of the Roof
Other areas of your roof may also have problems, which your contractor failed to fix during their first visit. If this is the case, water will travel to these areas, and leaks will occur. To prevent this problem, make sure to have your entire roofing system checked when it requires repair.
Your Home Is Starting to Settle
Settling refers to when your home’s foundation begins to move away from its original position. When this occurs, cracks may develop on the past repairs done to your roof or the old gaps may reopen.
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