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Your Roof and Cracks: What You Need to Know

Your Roof and Cracks: What You Need to Know

Jun 04, 2015

When many people think about roof repairs, there is only one thing that comes to mind: shingles.

Most homeowners never go on their roof, so they don’t understand that there are many parts that keep water and debris on the outside looking in.

Did you know that one of the most common sources of leaks are cracks? These can appear in many places, from the flashing around vents to worn out shingles.

Believe it or not, it only takes one small crack to cause a major problem. Over time, a hairline crack can turn into something more serious. Soon enough, you have an entry point for water.

What You Can Do

Do you have reason to believe that a crack is causing you major trouble? If so, contact a roofing contractor to discuss your situation and setup an inspection. You may soon find that a simple fix can help get rid of your problem for good. For example, you may need nothing more than a fresh bead of caulking around a vent.

Over time, your roof and its many parts become more prone to cracking and other problems. This is why it is important to have your roof inspected once a year. Furthermore, and just as important, if you notice anything wrong, such as a leak in your attic, don’t delay to contact a professional. The sooner you address the problem the easier it will be to solve.

Remember, all it takes is one small crack to cause damage to your home.

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