Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Causes of Roof Leaks

Do you have a home? Then you must have a roof. Even if you live in a cave, there is something overhead that keeps the rain and snow from landing directly on you. Nothing revolutionary here, but if you do not understand the construction of your own roof, then you may not understand how to spot roof leaks when its integrity has been breached.
Roof leaks are caused by several factors. Usually, it is not one of these things alone that causes leakage, but a number of these combining to break down the protective covering over the building. These factors or conditions are as follows:

 Poor Roof Construction
 Normal Aging and Weathering
 Settling of the Building
 Vibrations
 Mechanical Damage

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