When you are relaxing in your living room, the last thing you want to see is water leaking from the ceiling. Unfortunately, this happens, but what can you do about it? If you have tried everything and still can’t figure out where the leak is coming from, it may be a result of one of the following issues.
Your Roof Vents Are Cracked
Have you checked your roof vents? Even if the leak isn’t coming from directly beneath the vent, there could be a small stream within your roof system, beginning at your vent and ending in your living room. Sometimes the rubber boots or the flashing around the vents will get damaged from regular wear and tear, rain, wind, or other natural factors. Fixing the damage doesn’t require much but could save you a lot.
Your Chimney Is Flawed
Anywhere there’s an intersection of materials, the area becomes susceptible to leaks and damage. It may be the flashing around the chimney, it may be a hole in the mortar, or it may be an improper seal. In any case, chimney flaws can produce a host of leaks and other issues that need attention immediately.
Your Gutters Are Clogged
Perhaps you haven’t thought about the gutters yet because of where they sit in relation to your leak, but they could definitely be the source. When gutters are full of dirt, twigs, and other types of debris, they become heavy and start to pull away from the roof. When the rain falls, it remains in the gutters instead of running down through them. The water level then gets too high and runs down into the space where the gutter is pulling away from the roof. That’s when you’ll notice a leak.
Getting Your Roof Repaired
If the ceiling over your head is leaking, it may not be the actual roof or shingles at all. You might have a problem with the vent, the chimney, or the gutters. Luckily you don’t have to figure it out for yourself. Our team of professionals at Novalis can detect and repair any leak. Call 973-240-9074 or email us today to repair the damage and prevent further leaks.