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Is Fixing A Roof Leak Rocket Science?
It goes without saying that one of the main purposes of a roof is to keep water out, right? It sounds simple enough until you have water leaking in your home somewhere above your head, it’s very frustrating to say the least.
Then to add to your frustration a roofing contractor makes multiple trips to repair the roof leak and water is still coming in. After all it is not rocket science so why can’t they find the leak and repair the roof?
Well it might not be rocket science but it is more difficult than you think. Honestly a roofer wants to find the leak just as much as you do because ongoing and persistent roof leaks are just as frustrating for the roofing contractor as for you the home owner.
So the mystery of a persistent roof leak is the fact that water is unpredictable and will take the path of least resistance. It will navigate along the course of your roof making twists and turns and can reveal itself ten feet or more from the actual location of where the leak began.
The Process of A Roof Leak Analysis
Finding and repairing a roof leak can be both expensive and time consuming that is why regular roof maintenance is so important. Roof inspections twice a year can certainly decrease the chances of having a roof leak and avoiding costly repairs or even a roof replacement.
So now we have established that it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to find a roof leak, however, it can be a lengthy process of elimination. Also preventative measures can help eliminate roof leaks such as: