We Specialize in Roofing Services to Prevent and Repair Roof Leaks
Fast, Reliable Leak Detection & Roof Leak Repair Services
To repair a leaking roof, the first thing that needs to be done to identify the origin of the leak. However, as many roofing professionals know, leaks can be hard to pin down. You may see water damage on one area of your roof, but come to find that the leak is on the other side of your roof.
While it can be difficult to pinpoint a leak, a reputable roofer will understand this and be aware of the issues with identifying the origin of a leak. Instead of putting yourself in danger by walking on your roof while searching for your leak, allow a qualified professional to assist you with your roof leak needs. Our expert team at O’LYN Roofing will provide homeowners with leak detection services they can trust, and the leak repairing services that they need all across Massachusetts.
If you are trying to discover the cause of a leak, it’s important to remember that water can’t travel up, which means any leak you find is downhill of the origin. Water can travel a long way through layers of shingles, felt and underlayment before it finds a way into the roof deck. Once it’s permeated the roof deck, it can run along the deck until it finds a joint or nail hole that it can run down to reach the other side of your roof deck, and eventually your ceiling.
If you need to have your roof inspected for leaks and conduct repairs in Greater Boston & the MetroWest area, reach out to our team at O’LYN Roofing to assist you with your leak repair needs. We can be reached over the phone at (877) 289-6596.
A Few of the Common Causes of Roof Leaks
- Curling, cracked, warping, damaged, or missing shingles
- Ice dams
- Clogged & overflowing gutters
- Improper, or damaged flashing/joints
- Soffit & fascia damage
Timely Leak Repair Can Help Prevent Mold and Wood Rot
Pinpointing the root of a leak can be difficult. Since water can often travel a long way from where it enters your roof to the point where it shows itself, you often need a roofing professional to help determine where the leak started, particularly in rooms with vaulted or cathedral-style ceilings where the water may run for some distance before leaking through the ceiling. Some leaks may not even be noticeable during anything but the most extended rainstorms, but just because your roof doesn’t leak often doesn’t mean it can be ignored. Even if your leak is minor, allowing moisture into your roof can damage your home’s insulation and promote the growth of both mold and wood-rotting fungus.
Significant leaks will be easy to identify. Any time you have a considerable leak in your roof, you will find a great deal of discoloration in your ceiling. If your ceiling is horizontal, you may find that water pools in your ceiling and drenches the drywall. If you find that large amounts of water are pooling in your ceiling, your best option is to make a small opening in the ceiling with a screwdriver or pencil and allow the water to drain out into a bucket until repairs can be made. Sometimes it can be difficult to identify where the leak began. In those cases, sections of drywall may need to be removed in order to more easily discover the origin of the leak. Once those leaks have been identified, fixing the leaks involves sealing all of the entry points in the roof, including damaged roofing deck, as well as torn, cracked, damaged, and missing shingles.
We are Greater Boston & MetroWest’s Roof Repair and Roof Replacement Experts
Even the best-installed roof will eventually develop problems. The good news is that a leaking roof can easily be repaired by reinstalling the shingle system. Whether the damage was caused by wind, hail, or simply time, replacing your shingles will give new life to your roof. If you need to have your roof replaced, we provide quality roof replacement and roofing services.
It’s hard to say how difficult it will be to repair a leak. It can be as simple as repairing flashing on around your vents and chimneys, or it could involve replacing a large section of shingles. Our team of experts at O’LYN can assist with any roofing repair needs. From shingle replacement, to repairing your roof deck or rafters, our team has you covered.
If you are interested in learning more about our leak repair services, reach out to our team at (877) 289-6596 or by filling out our online contact form! We look forward to hearing from you and assisting with all of your roof leak repair needs!