Roof leaks, whether small or large, are annoying, especially if they keep coming back in a seemingly unstoppable succession. Fortunately, there are many things that you can do to get rid of them – here are some:
– Fix the flashing – the areas around your skylights are very sensitive to weather damage and are among the most common places where roofs develop leaks. Have a San Jose roofing company check the flashing that surrounds your skylight for cracks or improper adherence and fix the issues by re-caulking the flashing or by replacing it completely;
– Replace damaged shingles – cracked, cupped, buckled shingles or shingles that no longer have surface granules are also sources of leaks, so they need to be replaced;
– Re-seal your roof valleys – roof valleys are areas where two roof planes meet, therefore they are very sensitive to the actions of water. Unfortunately, valley resealing is a task for professional roofers and should not be tackled by amateurs, so if you suspect that valley is the source of your recurrent leaks, call an expert to fix it for you;
– Clean your gutters – clogged gutters can also cause roof leaks. Fortunately, the problem is easy to remedy, all you need is a ladder, a tool for removing the clogs and a bucket to collect the debris you scrape out.