Roofs can develop leaks for multiple reasons. If a roof has even a small hole, it will probably start leaking, and the homeowner will need roof repairs. The holes themselves are often created after a tree branch falls on the roof.
Even covering the hole using a tarp can temporarily address the problem. However, be aware that taking away the tree debris independently can make things worse.
The environment that surrounds the roof won’t always be the primary source of these new concerns, however. Sometimes, the roof will leak because of a lost shingle. A shingle that’s been damaged substantially enough also might not successfully keep water away from the house. If the roof is old enough, several shingles could break apart or come loose. Simple roof repairs might not be enough.
Nail pop issues are not only frustrating; they can also contribute to leaks. People might notice changes to the interior paint when this happens, as well as new odors and unexplained damp areas on their ceilings. Those changes could all be connected.
Gutter systems can create more than one roof leak if they’re having their own problems. Replacing them may be necessary. Still, some basic gutter repairs could be enough to fix the leak.