Common Causes of Roof Leaks

Minor leaks in your roofing system may seem small now, but if left unaddressed, they could easily become the cause of major water damage to your interior. To safeguard your home or business, it pays to know some of the most common causes behind roof leaks so that you’ll know what signs to look for and when to seek expert help to address them. In this post, your trusted commercial roofing contractors from Texas Traditions Roofing discuss these causes:



Gutter Clogs

Normally, your gutters are responsible for channeling rainwater from your roof into your downspout, leading it safely away from your home. However, accumulated debris in your gutters— including twigs, leaves, pine needles, and even animal refuse— can obstruct the proper flow of water. When this happens, the water will have time to seep through any holes in your roof and drip into your interior. To prevent this, it’s a good idea to keep your gutters clean of debris. 

Lost Shingles

If your roofing shingles weren’t properly installed, there’s a chance that powerful winds could dislodge them. This could leave your roof’s underlayment exposed and vulnerable to leaks. Look for any missing shingles on your roof’s surface and call roof repair experts like Texas Traditions Roofing to replace them immediately. 

Improperly Sealed Valleys

A roof valley is where two roof planes meet. Its sloped nature requires proper sealing to prevent leaks, and if leaks happen, it means either the valley hasn’t been properly sealed or it has already sustained years of natural wear and tear. In any case, it’s best to seek professional help with either resealing the valley or installing a new leak barrier.


All things deteriorate over time, and your roof is no different. If your roof is leaking and you’ve had it for a span of time close to or greater than its expected service life, it may well be time to hire roof replacement providers to give your home the best possible protection for another several years.

Turn to Texas Traditions Roofing for help with all your residential and commercial roofing needs. Give us a call at (512) 942-0427 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free inspection. We serve clients in Austin, TX, and nearby areas.