What to Do if Your Roof Leaks in a Heavy Storm

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Notwithstanding whether it is spring or summer, the more sweltering atmosphere brings rainstorms. We expected to show a couple of techniques to seek after on the off chance that you’re seeing gaps from your rooftop in the midst of overpowering or splashing rainstorms.

What Causes Roof Leaks During Rain Storms?

All things being equal, the saying, “water constantly wins” has some bona fide truth to it. Everything outwardly of your home beginning from the rooftop is a bit of what we call the building envelope and even the humblest defect can allow water intrusion. With significant, wind-driven rains or even determined rains in excess of a couple of days, the chances of working up an opening are more likely.

Bay windows

Try not to judge us, but overall we love a our sky windows. Who doesn’t want more light inside their home? Who wouldn’t care to see the stars from their bed? Regardless on how great your window was installed, it is helpless against spilling in overpowering storms than a housetop with no straight window.

You shouldn’t have issues with sky light windows in any rain condition, yet overpowering storms, and especially wind-driven deluges make them more inclined to spill.

Plumbing Vent Stacks and Fan Vent Hoods

Plumbing can be another issue for a housetop. A broken or erroneously installed vent stack will spill in during heavy storm. In addition, fan vent hood flashings, and addition `radiator flu flashings, are notorious for having gaps.

Chimney Chases

Brick chimneys can allow water entrance as a result of gaps in the cap and mortar joints. In the midst of considerable soaking storms, the water really splashes into the mortar and will at last find a way if the rain is overpowering or props up adequately long. If you have a physical chimney, explore it for broken joints or missing bricks, or bits of absent brick . Likewise, research to what degree it takes to dry after any rain.

The flashing might be to blame too. In case you have siding on your chimney, also known as “chase”  this can a problem, especially if it rotten, split and/or missing wood siding.  Another potential issue is the tops or “Chase Caps.” The have a tendency to hold water – causing the caulk to fail, eventually allowing water to drip your fire box. The flashing can also be a problem, however  if you’re seeing a leak normally regular rain, and see a leak with a heaey wind-driven rains, there might be another problem.

Damage to Your Roof

The roofing structure is your first line of protection in the midst of any rain. While much of the time the reason behind a gap is defective or falling flashing, caulk, or something more, it is conceivable that possible may have sustained real damage to your roof. A tree limb that’s fallen, a missing shingles, or ridge vent that out place most certainly will show up as leak where there wasn’t one.

What to Do if Your Ceiling Starts to Leak

If you have a leak in your roof, it might be that you may have had in leak in your attic for a period of time with the insulation and drywall getting soaked. You might want to determine how bad the issue is by poking a small hole where you see the drip. That would be a low point in the drywall allowing it to drain.

When the storm has passed, call a roofer. They can cover your roof or replace missing shingles. They can also determined if there real damage to your roof. If your attic is reachable, you should have a contractor clear up the wet insulation or pull it back.

In Closing

If you’re getting roof leaks during heavy rain storms, give a roofer a call. The other option is brave the ladder and height and do ti yourself. If you’re in the Metro Boston area, give FRS Roofing a call at 781-322-6252.

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