Your roof plays an integral role in your home. With a solid roof, you rarely have to worry about your roof failing on you, but this isn’t always the case. Roofs require maintenance from time to time and everything ages, so eventually, the quality of your roof will need some attention. You might even find that your roof is in too bad of a condition for you to continue holding off repairs and maintenance. Several problems can come into the picture and it is important that you understand what can happen with your roof, no matter how well you take care of it. We discuss the most common problems people experience with their roofing.
Roof leaks are probably the most common problems homeowners face with their roofing. If you live in areas where rain and storms are common, you’re more likely to experience rook leaks. Although, what many people don’t know is that a roof leak can be a sign of a bigger problem within the roofing. It is best that you have a professional check your roofing immediately to assess what is behind the leak.
Broken and Missing Shingles
Another very common problem for many homeowners is damaged shingles. Oftentimes, the sealant from the shingles will start to wear down, causing the shingles to loosen up and possibly fall from the roof. The wear and tear of your shingles can also be caused by age. If your home has been around for a while, you might want to consider new shingles to prevent this problem.
Moisture and Pooling Water
Some roofs create dips over time, which encourages a buildup of water whenever there is rain or moisture. A collection of water can be also be caused by clogged gutters, which is where the rainwater is supposed to flow out from your roof. With a collection of your water lying on your roof, it can create more dips and eat away at your shingles. For homeowners with a flat roof, pooling water is even more detrimental.
Ice and Hail Damage
Roofs and shingles automatically face a reduced life expectancy where snow or ice is common. The problem with snow and ice is that it does not melt as fast nor does it rush down to the gutters as easily as rain does. It can play out even worse when the ice gets in between shingles, because when the temperature drops, the shingles can expand and push out, possibly breaking.
While it may be a nice touch to have vegetation landscaping your home, trees are infamous for imposing damage to roofs. Large or small, tree branches can seriously damage your roof, which is why it is important that you take the necessary time to tend to your tree and cut off branches before it makes contact with your roof.
Improperly Installed Flashing
Flashing is the material in your roofing that is used to protect creases on exterior fixtures such as skylights, chimneys, or whatever else you may have installed on your roof. This material is intended to preserve the ventilation for your roofing, but if you find cracks or it becomes loose, the fixture will become vulnerable to water and possibly become too damaged overall. It is important for you to replace flashing with new material as soon as you notice any damage.
A common and very difficult problem for homeowners is when they have small critters living among their roofing. Birds, small animals, and insects are typically found when homeowners suspect animals are in their roofing. Believe it or not, these small animals can add a great deal of damage if you don’t have them evicted right away. Of course, you should consult with a professional to handle these animals and remove them from your roofing.
Ventilation in your roofing is what helps ventilation throughout your home. Proper ventilation requires regulation of temperatures and moisture levels throughout the attic. When left unchecked, heat and moisture can have serious damage to your roofing and could encourage the growth of mold or mildew.
Contact AAAA Contractors and Roofing for Your Roofing Needs
Whatever your roof might be facing, you can count on AAAA Contractors to apply the necessary maintenance and care. Don’t wait on getting started with repairs. Contact us today for a free estimate and to learn more about how we can help you.