Leaks Geek

Leaks Geek

Finding and Fixing Roof Leaks


Roof Leaks

Roof Leaks

Roof Leaks

Roof Leaks water ponding

Water Ponding

Roof leaks are the worst nightmares of every property owner as the causes are mostly unknown and fixing is extremely costly. Owners invest thousands of dollars to fix the roof leaks but are appalled to find them occuring again. Repeated repairs tend to further damage the roof and other problems also keep appearing. Roof geeks who are experts at finding and fixing the roof leaks are necessary who can fix the problem permanently.

Flat Roof Leaks

Flat Roof Leaks

Flat Roof Leaks Repair

Roof Leaks Water Marks

Roof leaks may arise due to many roofing related issues. These include:

  • Missing/Slipping/Cracked/Curling shingles
  • Cracks in the roof vent flashings
  • Cracks around roof fixtures such as chimneys and skylights
  • Heavy rains and ice dams causing water damage
  • Water entering through the gaps in the roof deck
  • Improper maintenance of the roof surface
  • Deposits and debris such as leaves and trees
  • Jammed gutters and downspouts
  • Cracks around the HVAC units on flat roofs
  • Rubber membrane cracking

Roof leaks also arise due to other issues which may indirectly cause the roof to leak. These include:

  • Leaks in plumbing pipes
  • HVAC unit resulting in water damage
  • Condensation on roof surface
  • Improper attic ventilation
  • Wrong installation of exhaust fans
  • Pest infestation in the roof causing the jamming
  • Any roof defects left unchecked
  • Leaving the leaks unrepaired over a long period of time
  • Frequent storms ripping off the roof and shingles

Finding Roof Leaks

Roof Leaks Shingle Damage

Roof Leaks Shingle Damage

Roof Leaks Missing gasket

Roof Leaks Missing Gasket

Finding roof leaks is a big challenge due to the numerous factors involved. Most leaks are unnoticed until there are some obvious signs such as water spots on ceiling and water dripping through the roof. Leaks Geeks use different methods to trace the source of leak.

Method Roof Leak Detection
Airflow Checks By checking the airflow on the roof and across the vents, Leaks Geeks can identify the gaps where moisture is entering the property.
Infrared Inspection Infrared Inspection is usually done on wet roofs. If the roof is dry, water is sprayed with a hose for saturation. At the sunset, when all the water from the roof's surface is evaporating, the thermal scanners can identify the areas where there is less evaporation due to the moisture. The roof deck is wet due to the absorbed water and is taking more time to evaporate. Infrared inspection is useful for many residential buildings.
Electronic Leak Detection On large commercial and flat roofs, Electronic Leak Detection is useful for detecting roof leaks.
  1. The device is connected to an earth point on the roof.
  2. Roof is moistened with water to form a conductive surface.
  3. Wire from the device is laid on the roof surface so the wire is touching the water and there is a complete circuit.
  4. Two probes are connected to the device and the operator scans the roof surface.
  5. Whenever there is a leak, the pulse is generated from the probe to the roof deck indicating a roof leak.
Vector mapping can identify the defects in the roofing membrane on both wet and dry surfaces.
Roof Moisture Meter Roof moisture meters are light weight portable devices used to detect the roof leaks. The operator scans the roof surface for moisture levels and can identify the leaks using the frequency difference in wet areas. The devices has analog meters and audio signals to indicate the leaks.
Manual Inspection Manual inspection is performed by the Leaks Geek to identify flashings, vents, skylights, chimneys, shingles, eaves, gutters, downspouts, and all other roof components. Wet attic can be identified and areas are marked. Ventilation in the attic and roof are also checked to identify any leaks.

Roof Boot

Roof Leaks Improper Roof Boots

Roof Leaks Cement cracking

Roof Leaks Roof Cement Cracking

Fixing Roof Leaks

Fixing the roof leaks is done based on the severity of the damage. If the leaks are small, the inspector can fix the leak on the spot without any subsequent visits. However, in case of severe damage such as moss growth on the interiors, wet attic insulation, ceiling water spots, and so on, the Leaks Geek has to plan for material and labor to fix the leaks.

Property owners tend to fix the roof leaks themselves which often turn out to be a waste of time and efforts. Contacting the Leaks Geek is the best way for fixing roof leaks. Here are some ways the experts fix roof leaks.

  • Replacing the cracked gasket and flashing
  • Installing the roof boot
  • Sealing the components with roofing cement, tar, or roofing sealant.
  • Properly covering and nailing the vents with shingles
  • Replacing the rotted deck areas with new sheathing
  • Replacing the insulation
  • Replacing any damaged vents or shingles
  • Sealing the nails with sealant at the end
  • Rechecking the surface for leaks on newly installed roofs
Roof Leaks Repair

Roof Leaks Repair

Roof Leaks Vent Repair

Roof Leaks Repair Air Vents

Fixing Roof Leaks

Fixing Roof Leaks

Roof Leaks Contractor

Olde Town Roofing

Olde Town Roofing is the largest Leaks Geek in the MidWest who have decades of experience in fixing roof leaks. They can identify the roof leaks and offer a comprehensive solution for long lasting roofs. Certified inspectors can perform inspections and give you an optimal solution.

As part of the Olde Town Group, the family owned business is able to fix any other related issues as well. Top products and services from the group are preferred by many customers. Olde Town Roofing offers additional service guarantee on top of the manufacturer warranty for their customers. Pricing is competitive in the area and due to their partnerships they are able to guide to financing as well. If any insurance claims processing is involved, they can provide required proof and documentation.

Owned by Sean Vogler, a business, management, roofing, and home improvement expert, Olde Town Roofing is your first choce for fixing roof leaks, roof replacement, and new roofs. Call Sean Vogler directly at 309-738-5550 to fix your residential and commercial roofing issues.

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