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Oct 18, 2013
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Top 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 contractor 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.before roof

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.

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Paul M.
St. Paul, MN
October 11, 2019

"New roof looks good, crew were very hard working and seemed capable and experienced.  Nice job cleaning up removing all the residue.  There was a brief shower during the job, they covered the roof well and completed the job before leaving on that day.  Old gutters and downspouts were left on and replaced a few days later.  Appreciate this as we had heavy rain a day or so later before the new installation and without the them remaining it could have been a problem.  New gutters and downspouts are an improvement and the crew was considerate and talented."

Otto & Mary Ann P.
Roseville, MN
June 10, 2019

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William K.
Bloomington, MN
June 17, 2019

"We used Lindus Construction to replace our shingles and we highly recommend their workmanship and professionalism from start to finish!!!"

Dave S.
Maple Grove, MN
May 24, 2019

“Our experience was very good. It is rare these days for a company to go out of its way to help the customer through every step of a major project. The expertise displayed by Jordan Maxon and quality of the installation leadership by Carl Ross and his crew as shown to us was much appreciated. We highly recommend Lindus when asked about who we had do our roof.”

Gary and Loiry A.
Afton, MN
May 11, 2019

"My experience with Lindus has been exceptional. When I have experienced an issue, they have responded in a very timely manner. I would truly recommend Lindus to anyone looking for roofing and gutters.  They truly stand behind their workmanship."

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Minneapolis, MN
April 5, 2019
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