Wind Driven Rain: Why Does My Roof Only Leak Sometimes?

Your roof has been in perfectly fine condition for years, but one day you suddenly notice a damp spot forming on the ceiling. A calm rain occurred a few days ago, but why now? We often get perplexed customers wondering why they are getting leaks after a mild storm when everything was fine beforehand.

Inconsistent Roof Leaking

We often get confused homeowners wondering why the roof doesnt leak with every rain. It is common for these homeowners to report that the area will leak, but not with every rain and they wonder what fluke is causing water to threaten their home structure.

What we find is that, rain propelled by wind often blows horizontally and may create the water intrusion that would otherwise be impossible at a regular rainfall angle. Even though the storm might have seemed like a gentle rain, the wind was still likely causing it to blow into the crevices of your roofing job.

Horizontal rain can easily blow past shingles, flashing, chimneys, skylights, windows, siding and dormers. This may cause water damage to your walls, corner boards, chimney or ceilings whenever the rain blows this way.

Finding a Qualified Roofer in Santa Cruz

Our professionals are here to help you decide if it is time for a roof repair or roof replacement in Santa Cruz. After a certain amount of time (largely depending on the original craftsmanship of the job and the materials used), your roof will need to be replaced. If it is getting close to that time, you are more likely to have these wind-driven rain leaks and we may recommend you just replace the entire roof. Sometimes, there are too many problem areas to repair and we dont want you to spend a lot of money on repairs when you really need a replacement.

Knox Roofing can provide you with a free estimate quickly. If you are having issues with leaks, call us today! We will help make sure the minor leaks from horizontally driven rain dont turn into major water damage problems in your home. We work to keep our roof repairs as cost-effective and affordable as possible for homeowners like you. As a leader in shingle replacement and roof installation, you can trust the job will be done right every time.
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