A roof shields the home from the sun, rain and wind, which will eventually lead to some roof damages. It is important as a homeowner to recognize when your roof needs repair. Neglecting even a small roofing problem can lead to a major issue and even require a total roof replacement prematurely. To ensure your roof gets the repairs it needs, Skyline Designs Roofing & Restoration will share some of the common roof problems and what you should watch for when inspecting your roof.
Common Roofing Problems that Require Repair
Improper Roof Flashing – The roof flashing can develop a number of different problems and can also be installed improperly. The flashing is very important as it helps to protect the edges of the roof from water. Flashing is found along the edges of the roof and around the chimney, vents and skylights, if present. If the flashing is improperly installed or if it shifts over time, the flashing will need to be repaired. If the flashing isn’t repaired the materials along the edge of the roof, the chimney and vents will begin to decay. Flashing often needs to be re-secured or sealed about every 15 years. If the flashing develops a problem, you will notice water stains and leaks.
Damaged or Missing Roof Shingles or Tiles – It is not uncommon for a roof to lose its shingles or tiles over time. Due to intense wind storms the shingles, and even tile, can blow off. Not only can the shingles and tile go missing, but they too can also degrade over time. Shingles have a much shorter lifespan than does a tile roof. Shingle granules can wear off or they can crack and splinter. The tiles can erode when exposed to bird droppings and break due to intense heat. It is important to replace the damaged or missing shingles or tile when they break or blow off. A shingle roof may need its shingles replaced about every 10 to 15 years. The tiled roof may need its tiles replaced about every 15 to 20 years. If you see missing or damaged tile or shingle, make sure to have them replaced.
Water Ponding on Roof – Ponding or puddling water is never a good sight on top of a roof. Flat roofs are most prone to develop ponding water. Water that stays on the roof for long periods of time will lead to leaks and damages to the rest of the roof. If you see puddling water or signs of roofing leaks, seek professional roofing repairs.
Roof Leaks – Roof Leaks are often the symptom of a roofing problems. Leaks are particularly a problem because they can lead to mold and wood rot. A small leak can lead to major roof repairs. It is better to determine the source of the leak and repair it than replacing the entire roof. You can often locate a roof leak by going up into the attic, as there you can find the site of the leak.
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These are some of the common residential roofing problems and repairs. If you need your home’s roof inspected and repaired, contact Skyline Designs Roofing & Restoration today.