Common Roofing Problems
At Above Roofing, we recommend treating your roof like any other system that needs maintenance. Homeowners should inspect their roofs regularly to avoid common roof problems.
When roofing issues begin to appear, sometimes it’s hard to identify the problem. Here are some of the most common roof problems and how they can be dealt with.
Leaks and Ponding Water
Dealing with a leaky roof is never fun, unfortunately, this is the most common type of roofing problem. Leaks and ponding water can damage your roof, ceiling, and even the interior of your home. Any build-up of moisture can also severely damage the underlying layers of your roof with mold and mildew. If a leak is minor, a new application of caulk can be used to prevent more water from seeping through.
Weather Damage Is A Common Roof Problem
Mother nature can be brutal when it comes to your home’s rooftop. Severe weather such as hail, wind storms, and prolonged snowfall can lead to ice dams that will quickly damage your roof.
It’s always a good idea to check your rooftop for fallen debris and broken or missing shingles after harsh weather conditions. If you can replace damaged or missing shingles yourself safely, do so, if not, please call us at Above Roofing to come help.
Lack of Maintenance
It’s essential to maintain your roof by cleaning the gutters every three months and checking and replacing shingles as needed.
Keep trees trimmed back from your roof to minimize or eliminate tree branches, leaves and other debris from trees rubbing on your shingles and roofing materials. This type of excessive wear can reduce the life of your roof. Consult with a tree trimmer to trim or remove any trees that are touching your roof.
Sadly enough, your roof may have problems due to poor installation from a previous contractor. The roofing process is complicated and if done improperly, may lead to severe problems down the road.
To prevent roofing problems, always take care of any damage as soon as it’s noticed. Be sure to meet with one of our experienced roofing specialists who have a history of getting things done right the first time to repair or re-roof your home. Above Roofing has been in the area for 20+ years and is your trusted partner for all of your roofing needs.
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