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Top 10 Roofing Problems

The health of your roof is crucial to the integrity of your home. Knowing the 10 most common roofing problems can help you to catch the damage early enough to make adequate repairs. Here are the most notable problems.

1. Roof Leaks

Your roof has to handle the elements. Rain, snow, hail and wind may lead to moisture inside the roof. If this happens, rot and mold are the next step.

2. Faulty Installation

A badly installed roof leads to bigger problems. If you want your roof to have a long lifespan, it needs to be installed up to standards and by a professional.

3. Critter Infestations

Small birds and animals may cause a lot of damage to your roof. If you have an animal infestation, you want to take care of it as soon as possible.

4. Poorly Installed Flashing

Flashing seals areas such as vent pipes, chimneys, skylights. When flashing is not installed properly, it leads to open seams and blown off tiles.

5. Pooling Water

If water pools on your roof, this problem normally arises from debris buildup or from HVAC units that don’t properly drain. It may also be due to gutter problems.

6. Ventilation Problems

Ventilation regulates temperature and moisture levels. Ventilation problems lead to costly energy bills and mildew issues.

7. Shrinkage or Blistering

The roof membrane may shrink and cause cracks in the upper layer. Watch for blistering, splitting and surface erosion.

8. Overhanging Limbs

Tree limbs may rub the surface and wear away at the top layer of your shingles. Trim your tree limbs back as much as possible. No tree should be a threat to your home.

9. Hail or Wind Damage

Your roof could have damage on it that you can not even see from the ground. hail damage is usually hard to see unless inspected up close. If these blemishes in your granules go without attention they eventually bake and start causing hundreds of small holes in the roof, causing little leaks all over the roof. 

10. Improper Maintenance

Your roof needs checking regularly. With proper maintenance, you can control any problems that occur to your roof.

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When it comes to taking care of your roof, it’s crucial that you know the most common roofing problems. The more that you know, the easier it will be to ensure that your roof lasts. Contact us today to have one of our professional roofing contractors provide a free roof inspection.

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