Roof Leaking? What Could be Causing It?

Do you remember the saying, ‘when it rains, it pours?’  This is a saying we often hear when a roof leaks and the damage done to your interior is overwhelming and costly.  The old adage is a great way to shrug off problems and turn them into less urgent matters.  However, a leak in your roof is an urgent matter and should be handled as quickly as possible.

When water, be it snow, rain, or hail, finds a way past your roof’s barriers and into your attic, the results can vary from minimal to extreme.  Over a period of time, water damage will grow mold and rot out supporting structures.  Luckily, most leaky roofs are simple repairs with the majority of the time determining where the leak is occurring.  Water travels in the easiest downward path available, so more than likely, the hole is not directly above where the leak is noticed.

Here are some common sources that you may find causing your leak:

  • Loose shingles or missing tiles.
  • Damaged or missing flashing
  • Improper roofing installation
  • Leaking air conditioning units
  • Ponding or pooling water areas on flat roofs
  • Skylights
  • Wind storms
  • Gutter debris or debris in roof valleys

The type of roof repair may also be determined by the age of your roof.  Most roofs can handle two layers of shingles.  Once you’ve located your leak and made repairs, you may simply need to re-shingle your roof.  If your roof already has 2 layers of shingles, or if the roof deck is rotted out or damaged from water seeping through, you’ll need to remove the old roof entirely and replace it.

At North Shore Roofing, we understand the need for quality work and attention to detail.  If you have concerns about your roof, take advantage of our free evaluation and estimate.  We can help you locate the source of your leak and break down your roofing options.  We’ll work with you to ensure the source is found and repair the damaged area.  Additionally, by taking out the middle-man, we have the ability to offer affordable solutions at factory prices.

We work with some of the best names in the roofing industry and stand behind our quality materials.  The next time it rains or snows, and you notice water spots on your ceiling, give us a call.  When you tackle a roof leak promptly, you’ll avoid further damage to your home.

Give us a call at (978) 977-3816 to discuss any roofing needs or concerns or to make an appointment.  You can also stay up to date with the latest in roofing and home improvement services by following us on Facebook at  We look forward to installing a great roof that will protect your home and family for years to come.