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Why Does My Roof Only Leak Sometimes
Why Does My Roof Only Leak Sometimes?

Poorly installed roofs sometimes get leaks that are unsuspecting, but if your roof is only leaking sometimes, then this may be an even bigger confusion. The rate of leakage will turn any home into a pool of water where there’s no stopping it. There are many circumstances that contribute to why a roof may be only leaking spontaneously, and they can be a huge detriment to your livelihood.

So, you may be asking yourself: Why does my roof only leak sometimes? This question has been bothering you for some time and it’s about time to answer that question once and for all with a little research and the ways you can avoid these types of leaks from occurring from your roof.

Problems that Come as a Result of a Roof Leak

Having a leakage problem in your roof will turn any house dysfunctional the moment a hole or something that pushes water down the roof inside the house. It should go without saying that roofs are meant to make the entire house be protected from rain and other deterrents that stop the house from being a protective cover for your home and family.

leak in the ceiling drywall due to roofing problem

Furthermore, there are many problems that arise when a roof is leaking and not functioning properly anymore, and the biggest problems are:

  • Rainstorms become a huge problem wherein water will come running down from the ceiling which can leave water flowing inside. There’s nothing worse than a room in the house that is completely covered in water.
  • It can cause a dampened texture around the house which can molden up pretty quickly when not maintained properly. Likewise, it will smell really absurd once mold grows rampantly, so any wet surface is a clear-cut bad sign in making the house smell putrid and infested with molds that will cover the ceilings and floors when rain penetrates.
  • If the interior walls or ceilings of your home are painted white, it will over time be dampened to a point that it will darken in color. This darkening of color is a sign of black mold which can pose severe health risks and can ruin the aesthetics of the interior of your home.

 

This is what makes spontaneous roof leaks super annoying to deal with, and they are incredibly hard to cover or diagnose by yourself. This is why this next segment will have you get the most important steps into making sure that your roof stops leaking.

Why Does My Roof Leak Sometimes?

The reason your roof may be leaking on occasion may be because of the following reasons:

  • Your roof hasn’t been installed properly
  • Your A/C line is cracked or broken
  • You may have problems with your plumbing (this may be the case if the leak is occurring on the first floor ceiling and a bathroom is directly located above it on the second floor)
  • Extreme weather conditions
  • Unsealed Plumbing or Pipe Jacks
  • Worn out Chimney Flashing
  • Damaged Siding that Needs Repair or Replacement

Prevent your Roof from Leaking

When it comes to maintenance, the roof is one of the hardest things to maintain. However, with the right expertise and equipment, you can maintain your roof in its best condition by having an annual roof inspection and by also blowing off any debris or leaves that may pile up over time.

Furthermore, you can also hire a roofing professional to have it maintained, and if you live in a seasonal country, the four seasons will really add a lot of wear and tear to your roof that will make it harder to fix and maintain. Therefore, in this case, it’s easier to have a professional maintain your roof in order to make it at its peak condition.

What You Shouldn’t Do to Fix Your Roof Leak

Sometimes, prevention is not the option for anyone and the damages have already been done. So, what is the next course of action? Go up there yourself and put tapes and hardware covers to fill the holes in order to avoid leakages from occurring.

In hardware stores there are several items of interest that you can try that will get the job done, and they are extremely affordable and won’t break the bank. Even for those leakages that need extra materials to fix, it’s still going to be easier compared to a lot of options you have in the market that won’t do the job quite right.

If you’re more of an active homeowner that likes to DIY most things around the house, it may be tempting to just do all of this yourself, but you shouldn’t. Why? Because you may not know what you’re doing or even worse, if you don’t know how to properly climb a roof, you can possibly injure yourself badly, so it’s best to save yourself time and trouble by hiring a professional roofer to help diagnose your roof issues and fix your roof.

Final Conclusions

As you can see, having a roof leak on your home is a problematic situation that needs to be fixed as soon as possible and if you have a new roof that is leaking, make sure to contact your roofer to address this issue immediately. Don’t escalate the problem by leaving it there to dry, because sooner or later, you may have even bigger problems occur than just a small roof leak.

I hoped you loved this article about why your roof is leaking sometimes or spontaneously, please like, comment, or share on social media so that we can keep posting more blogs about roofing, siding, and painting for you!

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