4 Reasons Why Your Roof Still Has Leaks After Repairs [Infographic]

When you’re experiencing leaks from your roof, the first instinct is to have them sealed up quickly so they do not pose much of a problem, especially when there’s rain or snow. Of course, applying a sealant is just a temporary solution, as a leaking roof most likely has caused more problems than you’re aware of.

These can range from discolorations on your walls and ceiling due to water exposure, damages in your attic, mold and mildew growth, higher utility bills, and even become a fire hazard should the problem be left unaddressed.

In this regard, you’d do best to have your roof checked and repaired or replaced. In doing so, you ensure that all your problems with roof leaks can be sufficiently addressed. But what if you’re still experiencing leaks even when you’ve already spent a lot on roof maintenance?

Here are the top reasons why your roof is still leaking even after your roof has been repaired or replaced:

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DIY Roof Replacement vs. Professional Roofing Replacement

With the abundance of guides on the Internet nowadays and the increasing savviness of homeowners when it comes to home repairs, it’s become increasingly common that homeowners deal with roof repairs and damages on their own and skip calling a contractor to have the problem fixed. Even if you’re a beginner, roof repairs can be easy, if you’ve studied beforehand on what to do and what tools you need to get the job done.

However, lots of homeowners also still highly recommend calling a professional roofing contractor to carry out the work for them. The logic behind this decision lies with the fact that the roof can be a dangerous place for the inexperienced or ill-equipped homeowner. There’s also the issue of damages that keep coming back no matter how diligent you’ve been with repairing them. But should you insist on DIY-ing your roof, or hiring a professional to take care of the problem for you? Read more