The rainy season is upon us and unexpected roof leaks and emergency roof repairs are happening all over Sonoma & Marin County. At ARS Roofing, we’re no stranger to unexpected leaks and our clients & customers know they can call on us 24/7, no matter the weather, we’ll be there.
The unfortunate truth about roof leaks is that homeowners normally discover they have a problem at the worst possible time, like when water starts pouring into their living room or mold begins creeping up their wall. The silver lining in discovering a leak is that it’s actually easier for the professionals to trace the source of your leak when the water is actually breaching your home. Roofing is more complex than most people believe it to be. It’s rarely the case that where a leak appears in your home directly correlates to where the source is on your roof, which is why it’s best not to delay calling in the experts. We serve our clients with 24/7 roof repair because we know you’re going to find out you have a leak at the most inconvenient time and we want to make sure we can service your home as quickly as possible to minimize the damage as much as we can.
Here in Sonoma & Marin County, we tend to see the a few common causes for the roof leaks we repair. Often leaks are the result of an aging roof, but, that’s not always the case. Sometimes leaks are the result of damage to a specific portion of a roof that would otherwise be in perfect working order. Damage can occur for a variety of reasons, but locally, if it’s not the age of the roof, it tends to be moss or moisture rot, pest infestation, or weather related trauma.
In our area we’re lucky to have a prevalence of beautiful, mature trees. While the trees are great for curb appeal, they also means some residents have a tree on their property or neighboring property that casts shade on all or part of their roof. While that’s great for beating the heat of hot summer weather, it can also mean that moisture may linger on cooler days, leading to issues like moss growth and mold which can weaken your roof and lift your shingles – leading to a leak when it rains.
Some of our clients are surprised to learn that pest infestations; such as termites, can cause a leak in their roof. Most often people think of pests as being more internal, like the walls or crawlspace of a home. But, don’t be fooled, some pests prefer the climate of your attic where they can wreak havoc undisturbed, which given the right circumstance can lead to vulnerability in your roofing that you won’t notice until you’ve got a leak. While we obviously don’t treat pests, we can repair & seal your roof which prevents further exposure and allows your pest control professional to treat your infestation more effectively.
Sonoma & Marin County residents, aren’t subjected to the same harsh winter weather like our East Coast counterparts deal with. But, we do get our fair share of very powerful wind gusts which sway trees back and forth and sometimes cause a branch to break free and land on our dwellings. Most people know right away when their roof has suffered a physical blow, but that’s not always the case.
No matter the cause for your leaky roof, we’re here to help you fix it fast. Contact ARS Roofing as soon as you notice a leak and we’ll be there to repair & seal your roof quickly and effectively.