Roof leaks can have a number of culprits— but many of them have to do with poor roofing jobs and inadequate roofing materials. At SYL Roofing Supply, we want your property to stay nice and dry. That’s why we’ve laid out the top 5 causes of a leaking roof for you to watch for, and why we only offer the highest quality roofing supplies, such as asphalt shingles and roof drip edge. Take care of your Tampa or Orlando home with SYL Roofing Supply.

5 Reasons You’ve Got Roof Leaks

If your roof is leaking, there’s a good chance one of these 5 suspects is behind it.

1) The Vent Booting Is Cracked

Most Central Florida homes have a roof vent (the small pipe-like fixture that looks like a mini chimney) to expel excess moisture from inside. They are often sealed with flashing around the opening and with a tight, rubber boot at the base. Over time, this boot can decay or crack, leading to leaks.

2)  You’ve Got Some Clogged Gutters

Gutters are meant to route rainwater away from your roof and into a drainage system. But they also catch fallen leaves, making it important to clean them out regularly. When they become clogged, water starts to build up near the edge of your roof, then causing leaks instead of preventing them.

3) Your Roof’s Valleys Are Improperly Sealed

The space between two sloping planes of your roof are known as valleys, and rely on well-done sealing to keep rain and debris out. When the sealing is not properly sealed or becomes damaged, leaks often quickly ensue.

4) You’ve Got Cracked Flashing

Beneath your shingles is a layer of thin pieces of metal coated in rubber, known as the flashing. This layer is meant as a water-resistant barrier, and is often sealed with tar. The tar can corrode over time, exposing the flashing. Once this happens, the elements wind and rain eventually crack the flashing, leading to a leak.

5) Your Shingles Are Breaking

Heavy storms with high speed winds and buckets upon buckets of rain can cause your shingles to shift, crack, and even break off your roof. The good news is this should be an easy problem to spot from the outside.

Avoid Leaks With High Quality Roofing Supplies

One of the things you can do to prevent leaks on your property is to invest in high quality roofing supplies. Cheap products and materials may save you some money for the moment, but will later cost you more down the road as they break down more quickly and easily. At SYL Roofing Supply, we provide wholesale and retail products that will help keep your roofs in tip top shape. Browse our selection of asphalt architectural shingles, or leak-preventing accessories, such as a roof drip edge.

Contact Us Today!

Whether you’re looking for a roof drip edge or wholesale asphalt shingles, SYL Roofing Supply has what you need. We are roofing wholesalers and retailers providing Tampa and Orlando home and business owners alike with the high quality roofing materials they need. Avoid roof leaks in your home today, with the help of SYL Roofing Supply! Call Now!