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Water in a Building Isn’t Always From a Roof Leak

Updated: May 16, 2023

Common Sources of Roof Leaks

While roof damage is often the cause of interior leaks, that’s not always the case. If, after inspecting your roof, you can’t find a cause for a leak, consider the following as possible sources:

  • Clogged gutters and downspouts are a common source of leaks in both commercial buildings and homes.

  • Leaking plumbing and drain pipes

  • HVAC equipment

  • Seals around windows and wall openings

  • Foundation leaks

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It Takes Detective Work

It’s not always easy to track down the source of a leak. Despite the difficulties, it’s always a good idea to find where the leak is coming from when you first detect it. Doing so can prevent expensive damage later on.

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Roof Maintenance Made Easy with RoofGuard®

A regular maintenance program can help you keep your roof in top shape. Get the most out of your commercial roof with the RoofGuard® maintenance plan from United Materials. With the RoofGuard plan, a trained professional will conduct a thorough roof inspection at six-month intervals and provide you with a roof condition report.


If you have any questions about the condition of your roof or how to maintain it, contact us. Our experienced staff is ready to help.



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