NASAX is one of the best roofing leak specialists in Singapore. Our highly professional roofing contractors we make sure to check for all signs of water damage other than the original spots noticed by our clients to ensure that they have a proper roofing system that will last for years.
A leaky roof can wreak havoc on a home, as it is difficult and often costly to fix. The sources of most leaks are hard to find because they originate away from where the water shows up before eventually dripping through the ceiling or seeping under doors in other areas. However, there are methods for figuring out these sources by following what experts say which boils down to “thinking like water.” Water typically comes into homes through worn shingles; loose nails at intersections of roofs planes (typically caused by poor weather); corroded flashing around vents, skylights or chimneys; and poorly sealed corners between two sections of your roof that meet together without overlapping siding boards below them.
You may not know that your roof is leaking until you see the damage it’s caused. That’s why, when a leak starts to drip on furniture or other important items in your home, check for wetness along with the framing members above this area and go up into the attic with a flashlight during daylight hours—when leaks are more likely to occur! Step only on secure framing members, don’t put yourself at risk by stepping onto the insulation or topside of ceilings as neither will support you. Start above the place where the drip has occurred and work your way up the roof, looking for wetness along with the framing members.
When you have signs of water damage it is best to quickly find the cause in your roofing system. Obvious roof leaks are caused by holes in the roof. This can happen due to corrosion over time or when an object in your roof like an antenna or a satellite has been removed and not patched up correctly. Another common reason for a leaky roof is due to missing or damaged shingles. This can be due to gutter issues such as there being debris in the gutter.
While peaks and valleys on your roof add to a beautiful architectural design they also create a potential water entry. Another thing that can increase the chance of a leak is a shallow roof slope or a flat roof as the water can’t run off efficiently. Hiring a professional roofing contractor is very important because when vents and skylights aren’t installed properly they are not sealed or watertight. Also, be sure to look out for cracks in the glass of any skylights.
In metal roofing, one thing to consider is damage to the flashing, which can happen when they are not installed correctly. When the attic is ventilated poorly or lacks proper insulation, such as extreme temperature changes, can add to the condensation which can cause leaks inside the home as well as mould and mildew.
Roofs last a different amount of time depending on what type of roofing material is used. It is important to think about the long-term solutions when installing a roofing system. This is so that you can think about repair costs and make sure to have a cost-effective type of roofing. For example, normal asphalt shingles last less than 20 years, fibre cement shingles last around 25 years, slates, tile and metal roofing have a longer life of around 50 years. Damage and neglect could shorten your roof life.
One of the most common things we use to repair roof leaks is using roof cement, as roofing contractors we know which is the best type to use on your roof and it is a cost-effective solution especially for the smaller fixes. Sometimes we would replace just part of the roofing shingles due to signs of water damage. We also add a roof tile coating on top of the entire roof to help prevent early wear and tear. Depending on the type of roof damage we would find different long-term solutions and have one of our waterproofing specialists take a look to ensure that the roof is in immaculate shape.