Most Common Roof Leak Locations

Leaks can be one of the most annoying problems that any homeowner can experience. For one thing, they’re difficult to detect—unless it’s raining. At which point the detection only results in suffering because of the leak. For another thing, they’re difficult to deal with by yourself. It isn’t like a broken window you can cover or tape over temporarily. A leaking roof compromises indoor comfort and makes your home interior vulnerable to water damage. That’s why it’s best to hire professionals from Arry’s Roofing Services. We know roofs well and can even point out the most common location for leaks.

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Roof Vents

Whether you went for plastic or metal for your Clearwater roofing vents, it’s important to check for cracks and broken seams. These vulnerable points are where water can enter. It’s tempting to think that this kind of damage can be repaired with a little caulk, but the only real long-term solution is to replace the vent completely.


Your roof’s flashings are transitional materials that connect your roofing to other components, which include the valleys, walls, skylights, plumbing, and the like. The areas that are covered by flashing tend to be vulnerable when the flashing doesn’t extend over the shingles by at least three inches and when the extension over the joints isn’t at least an inch. That’s because water can then collect and slowly cause the area to deteriorate.

Damaged Shingles

Roofing shingle damage can mean anything from the shingles no longer being flush to the roofing surface to actual cracking or wear. Even the smallest of damage can let water in and start a leak. This kind of damage usually entails replacement of the damaged material—a job best left to professionals.

The key to keeping your Saint Petersburg roofing free from leaks is by being conscientious about inspections and necessary repairs. Arry’s Roofing Services is happy to help you deal with your roofing problems. We even do full-scale replacements should you want your roofing to be brand new and problem-free. Give us a call, and we’ll throw in a free estimate.