You as a homeowner should know the condition of your roof. Don’t wait until there is a leak coming from the ceiling into your home on a rainy day. The roof over your head is an important part of your home’s structure. Don’t overlook it. Catching small areas of concern on your roof helps prevent problems escalating into big expensive repairs or worse premature replacement that can be very costly.
Common Residential Roof Problem Areas
Gutters – Clogged gutters can cause concerns not only for the roof but also the foundation structure. Making sure your gutters are directing the precipitation or rainwater away from your home is important. Next time it rains pay attention how your gutter handles the downpour of rain. Also look for standing water near your foundation after a heavy rain to determine if your gutter is functioning properly. The downspout much be long enough at the proper pitch to ensure excess moisture flows away from your home’s foundation. It’s very important your gutters are free from debris to ensure moisture is constantly flowing. Any cracks in the gutter need to be periodically sealed or repaired.
Shingles & Roofing Materials – Shingles curl and develop cracks over time. Granules on asphalt shingles eventually wash away, leaving them more likely to absorb moisture, water will eventually seep into your attic or ceiling in your home. Often signs of damaged roof material are evident from the ground or second-story window. If you see a problem don’t ignore it. Call Skyline Designs Roofing & Restoration to have your roof inspected by a professional.
Flashing – Flashing is used to seal the gaps in valleys, corners, and around protrusions. Metal flashing will protect against moisture intrusion or leaks that you don’t want. Sometimes these pieces can become loose over time. Damaged flashing can cause issues you want to avoid as it covers some of the most vulnerable areas of a roofing system. This roofing problem requires a professional Skyline Designs Roofing & Restoration.
Soffit & Fascia – Fascia is a trim piece around your roof that runs horizontally. It is the front board located right along the roof line and right under the roof edge. This is highly visible element of your home, but it also has a purpose as it forms a barrier to outdoor elements. The soffits are essential if you have an attic as this is essential to your attic’s ventilation to help draw moisture and heat out of your home. Problems with these two roof system parts can cause roofing problems and eventually costly emergency repairs. They need to be inspected periodically by a professional at Skyline Designs Roofing & Restoration.
Emergency Roof Repairs & Roofing System Replacement & More in Conroe, Pasadena, The Woodlands, Pearland, Sugar Land & Houston, TX
You as a homeowner can be proactive against a small leak causing unsightly water stains on your celling by checking common roof problems. Call Skyline Designs Roofing & Restoration who can closely examine your roof’s surface for signs of concern with possibly damaged shingles, water backups, roof wood rot and of course, the roof leak. These simple inspections and routine maintenance can prolong the life of your roof.