Your roof plays a major role in protecting your home’s interior by shielding it from the elements and maintaining a stable temperature indoors. But in order for the roof to remain strong and durable over the years, proper care needs to be taken to keep damage and wear at bay.
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT COMMON ROOFING ISSUES
Strong winds and heavy rainfall can cause significant damage to your shingles and this has the potential to expose the underlying wood paneling. As water collects under the shingles, the wood paneling starts to rot and break apart, leaving discolored patches on your roof. The damage occurring under the roof may be easy to ignore but homeowners need to invest in maintenance to avoid costly repairs.
Any amount of leakage can cause damage to your house when ignored. Aside from being a common problem, roof leaks are not always easy to fix because the source can be hard to identify. It is recommended that you contact a roofing contractor for a thorough inspection the moment you notice a leak. This can go a long way towards preventing additional damage.
Flashing is used to create a barrier around vents and pipes however it can over time begin to corrode and allow some moisture to enter the system. This causes damage to the roof and must be addressed as early as possible to prevent large sections of the roof from breeding mold. Roofing is perfectly equipped to repair and/or replace damaged flashing and to minimize the hassle of costly repairs.
Low Quality Workmanship
Poor workmanship is one of the reasons for premature roof damage and also a major hassle for homeowners. Homeowners involved in complex DIY roofing projects also run the risk of performing sloppy work and causing premature damage. To avoid low quality workmanship, look for a roofing contractor that has years of experience and schedule an inspection to determine the extent of damage to your roof.