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Oct 18, 2013
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Top 5 Reasons Why Your Roof Could Be Leaking!

If your roof has started to leak, you should not underestimate the severity of damage it can cause to your home. If you are unsure of the magnitude of a leak in your roof, make sure to call a reputable roofing company who will be able to give you a solution to your problem. Here are some reasons that your roof may be leaking into your home.

Flashing

Flashing is the thin metal sheet; strip, angle or fitting that covers a seam or transition point in a roof. Flashing is the most common area of your roof to leak. With the harsh weather in the Midwest, it is easily damaged or corroded over time. The flashing on your home could also be poorly installed or of a lower quality than you thought you were having installed.

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Chimney

Your chimney creates a huge hold in your roof and it also collects water on the surface, which can trickle down and get into the smallest cracks. The leading cause of chimney leaking is failed flashing. Water can pool at the base of your chimney and having pooling water on your roof is never a good thing.

Skylight

Having skylights really adds ambiance and natural light to your home, but when not built or installed properly, it can cause more of a headache than bliss. If you have a skylight that is older a problem with a leak is almost inevitable. If you notice that the downhill slope of your skylight is filling with water more easily, you will be dealing with a leak in the near future.

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Shingle Damage

Your roof most likely is not top of mind if it’s functioning properly, but you have to remember that your roof will not last forever. How many years has it been since your roof was installed? Roofs that were built 30 years ago were made of much different and less durable materials, than what is used today. Old shingles will start to crack causing your roof to leak.
 Damaged roofing shingles on a home

Plumbing

Common plumbing issues arise when having to drill holes in your roof. Plumbing vent pipes, exhaust flues for appliances, attic vents and ventilation ducts are among the most common necessities that have to exit through your roof. Cracked or worn flashing around these pipes and flues are the most common leak source on your roof when it comes to plumbing.

If you notice these or other signs of damage on your roof, don’t wait. Contact Lindus Construction today.

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June 28, 2023

"Our house needed new gutters and a new roof. Jake Calleja from Lindus came to our home to evaluate what we needed. He was very professional and thorough. The crews that did the work were very professional and efficient.  This winter we were concerned about ice in our gutters. We called Jake at the start of a business day and by 10:00 there was a service person here to check it out.  We will definitely use Lindus and Jake for any future roof, siding or window needs."

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St. Paul, MN
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Excelsior, MN
May 10, 2023

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