Fewer subjects are more stressful for homeowners than a leaking roof. When water gets inside a home, it can cause extensive damage and significantly lower the resale value. At All Surface Roofing & Construction, we often get calls from stressed out Portland homeowners who need an expert’s opinion on their roof leak problems.

Here are some of the most common questions we get, along with some answers that should help provide guidance about the best actions to take.

What Is a Roof Leak?

A roof leak happens when something goes wrong, and a roof that was designed to keep water out simply stops doing so. Roof leaks can be small or large, fast or slow leaking, and the damage they cause depends on many factors, like the design of your home, where the leakage is occurring, and how quickly the problem is addressed.

Here are some of the most common questions we get, along with some answers that should help provide guidance about the best actions to take.

What Makes a Roof Leak?

Many different things can cause a leaky roof. Sometimes a roof leaks because it is simply old. It has exceeded its serviceable life, deteriorating so that it can’t keep water out. Other times, acts of nature lead to roof leaks. Falling trees or other debris can puncture the roof.

The cause of the roof leak is not always so clear cut, however. Sometimes a roof that looks perfectly fine can start to leak, and it can be difficult to determine the true cause of the roof leak. As experts, we oft