Roofing leaks can be very costly to fix if left unchecked. Although the leak itself is easy to patch up, some types of roofing systems have interior structures made of wood and other types of materials that are easily affected by water. As a result, if the flashing or shingles get dislodged, and water ends up getting to the interior decking, the roof can be damaged from the inside, which will involve a costly and difficult process of removing shingles and repairing the roof before replacing the shingles and/or putting them back.
Fortunately, with the power of preventive roof repair San Antonio maintenance, you can avoid all this hassle and stop a leaky roof before it even starts. The idea is simply to keep track of roofing leaks and not allow them to cause so much trouble.
A leak is basically caused by a gap in the external structure that allows water to flow through. Since the decking is not typically waterproof, there’s no point in removing the shingles and looking to spot a hole in the inner structure. Instead, it’s enough to patch up the outer layers of the roof.
For prevention purposes, you must check on cracked and broken shingles near the valleys and areas where the flashing is present. Damaged flashing can also be replaced along with the shingles to prevent any future leaks. The result will be that not only will you avoid any possible leaks resulting from dislodged roofing elements after a future storm, but you’ll also avoid the many hundreds of dollars you would have had to pay for an expensive roof repair job.