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What Is Seepage In A Roof?

What Is Seepage In A Roof

Seepage in a roof refers to water penetrating through small openings, often due to damage or wear in the roofing material.

Seepage can occur because…

  1. Damaged Roofing Materials – Cracked, deteriorated, or missing roofing materials such as shingles, tiles, or membranes can create pathways for water to seep into the underlying roof structure.
  2. Faulty Flashing – Roof Flashing used to seal joints and transitions on the roof, can become damaged, rusted, or improperly installed, allowing water to seep into the roof system.
  3. Poor Roof Design or Installation – Inadequate slope or improper installation of roofing materials can contribute to seepage by allowing water to pool or accumulate on the roof surface.
  4. Porous Roofing Materials – Some roofing materials may be porous or susceptible to water absorption, especially if they are not adequately maintained or sealed.
  5. Condensation – Poor attic ventilation or insulation can lead to condensation buildup, resulting in moisture accumulation on the underside of the roof deck. Over time, this moisture can contribute to seepage through the roof structure.

Seepage in a roof can lead to water damage, mold growth, and structural deterioration if left unchecked. It is essential to promptly identify and address the underlying causes of seepage through regular roof inspections, maintenance, and repairs to maintain the integrity and longevity of the roof system.


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