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Damaged Roof Repairs And How To Avoid Them

Damaged Roof Repairs And How To Avoid Them

How to Keep Costly Damaged Roof Repairs Away

Keeping an eye out for the 10 most common roofing issues can save you a meaningful amount of money. When you catch roofing damage early, the repairs you make now can save you the cost of not a only a complete roof replacement, but possibly very costly repairs to the structure of your home.  

When looking at damaged roof repairs, here are the 10 most common problems to watch out for:

Poor Roof Installation

 A faulty installation the roofing material can substantially increase the chance of problems and diminish a roof’s life expectancy. Getting multiple quotes and researching several roofing contractors will lessen the chance of needing damaged roof repairs.

Roof Leaks and Moisture

Rain, snow, ice, hail, wind, and general debris. All of these can get under the layers of the roof, causing leaks, mold, and rot.

Improperly Installed Flashing

Flashing is what makes the seal between the gaps in your roof and features, like chimneys, skylights, and vent pipes. If it’s not attached well, it leaves those gaps open.

Vermin, Varmint, Critters, and Creatures

Animals, and insect will decide to make their home in your roof and can cause a surprising amount of damage. Don’t be their landlord. Evict them before they cost you money and cause your roof damage.

Standing Water

Water that stands or pools on your roof is a bad sign. This is usually caused by a buildup of debris or improper drainage from HVAC units and gutters.\

Punctures

Storm damage can cause punctures in roofing material, especially from hail.The seals and flashing around vents or features added after the roof was originally installed should be inspected.

Trees

Overhanging tree limbs can scrape against roof, grating the surface of the shingles and wearing away the protective top layer. Tree branches can also fall off the tree and onto the roof, causing even more serious damage. Tree limbs should be trimmed away from the roof as much as possible. Any tree that is a fall risk to your home should be removed.

Ventilation

Roof and attic ventilation is fundamental to making a roof last. It occurs organically when vents are placed at the base and near the top of the roof so that warm air can escape through the top and cool air can be drawn through the bottom. Since warm air rises naturally, no other process is needed. Proper ventilation regulates the temperature and moisture levels in the attic. But left unchecked, heat and moisture can build up causing damage to rafters, sheathing, shingles, and insulation as well as raising energy costs. It can also cause nasty mold and mildew problems.

Shrinkage and Blistering

Shrinkage is caused when the roof membrane, the material under the tiles and shingles, shrinks. This most often causes cracks in the upper layer. Blistering, ridging, splitting, and surface erosion of shingles can eventually lead to bigger problems.

Lack of or Poor Roof Maintenance

Lack of roof maintenance is probably a roof’s biggest downfall. Many of a roof’s problems start out as minor, such as cleaning out filthy gutters. But when not remedied, these problems can create serious roof damage. Which will cause you to need costly damaged roof repairs. Routine inspection and maintenance can extend the life of your roof. And that can save you a lot of money.

Still, even with the best intentions, home maintenance gets the best of us. And our roofs can certainly take a beating, leaving us with needing damaged roof repairs despite our better efforts otherwise. If you find yourself in need of a qualified roofing contractor to perform repairs on your roof, be sure you do your research and get several quotes before you hire your roofing pro. If the quote seems too low, it is! You get what you pay for. A very low quote that’s way outside what other roofing repair contractors have quoted, probably means this roofer is cutting corners and will cause you headaches and heartache in the end.

If you need roof repairs or are interested in a complete roof replacement, connect with service.com to get a free roofing quote today!

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