Reasons Your Roof Might Be Leaking

Let’s be honest, a leaky roof is every homeowner’s worst nightmare and undetected leaks can lead to costly damage in the future. Roof sealant is one of the most essential elements that protect your roof from pooled water, leaks and weather damage, but it can deteriorate over time— especially if improperly sealed. It can be easy to miss the signs of impending trouble but a yearly check by My Florida Roofing Contractor, in Vero Beach, can ensure the safety of your home.

Damaged or Old Materials

Even the best materials can break down over time and some break down even quicker than others. Temperature changes and weather conditions can cause your roofing materials to become brittle and crack over time. Deteriorating materials is the most common reason why roofs leak near chimneys, shingles, tiles, skylights or vents. Visually checking and sealing those edges is one way to prevent damage down the line.

Worn or Improperly Installed Roof Sealant

Since most roofs have peaks and valleys, our Vero Beach roofing contractors seal the joints where materials intersect in order to keep water from flowing into your home. You can visually check for worn sealant by searching for water spots along the seams of your roof. It might also look like a large puddle on the ceiling that’s ringed in brown and discolored.

Shingle Damage

While it seems like shingles live forever, even they can fail from normal wear and tear, leading to a leaky roof. Though some shingles fall off when their worn down, others might be cracked, damaged, or cupped. Cap shingles, that hug peaks and ridges on your roof, are more likely to blow off during storms. Nails that penetrate your roof can also lead to leaks, corrosion, and further damage in your attic. If you find any missing shingles on your roof our Vero Beach roofing contractors can replace that area with matching tiles.

Clogged Gutters

If you can see leaves, twigs, and debris overflowing from your gutters, it’s time to give them a swift cleaning. Since gutters carry water away from your roof, it’s imperative to unclog them regularly. This is especially important if you have lots of trees near your home to prevent water from flowing up the edges of the roof and in through cracks. If necessary, trim overhead branches to keep your gutters debris free. This simple step can save years of roof-life and keep deeper troubles at bay.


Flashing is placed around chimneys, skylights, and where the roof meets a dormer, but these are prone to slipping if nails are missing or the applied caulk dries and breaks over time. Flashing also tends to corrode, leading to leaks in your roof if unnoticed. Our Vero Beach roofing contractors can replace, re-tar, and reseal your flashing to prevent corrosion and roof leaks.

Contact Us Today

If you see any missing or damaged shingles, loose flashing, damaged or worn materials, or suspect your roof sealant has failed due to water spots, contact us for an estimate and expert service. Even the best roofs can leak over time so it’s important to check yours regularly. Schedule your inspection with My Florida Roofing Contractor in Vero Beach today!

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My Florida roofing is an amazing company to deal with. The recently redid our roof from shingles to standing seem metal roof. It looks amazing. I got roughly about 10 quotes from the top roofers in Indian river county and they help educate me and showed me different options of material's for the new roof. Their team came in and stripped reroof the entire home in about week to do great weather. They strip and relapse before any rain could hit the exposed material. Rene and Maxine are such a pleasure to deal with. The are very upfront about everything and every detail that you speak with Rene about is backed up with written documentation so you know and see exactly what you are paying for. They also show and explain the different options to add on if you choose to. They are very quick to respond and answer any questions you may have in a timely matter. No doubt in my mind did I make the right decision going with My Florida Roofing. I recommend and would you use them again for any future projects. Again thank you Rene, Maxine and all of the team at My Florida Roofing for making a new roof process so quick and painless

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The Reyes' were very friendly, accommodating and professional. Rene visited the site often to check on the work. The crew was professional friendly and efficient. We had our roof replaced, asphalt shingles to metal, almost a year ago now and still marvel at the look. The color matches perfectly with the house trim. I highly recommend MyFloridaRoofing.

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