Most Common Roofing Problems

Your roof is an investment and part of protecting your investment is to take care of any problems that affect your roof. This is why you should know what some of the most common roofing problems are. With that said, below are a few of them.

Leaks And Moisture
Perhaps the most common problem of all is leaks, as well as moisture. Moisture can get underneath the layers of your roof, and this is what can cause leaks and mold. Weather conditions such as high winds, snow, rain and hail, as well as melting ice can put your roof at risk of leaking. If you have a leaky roof, then you shouldn’t attempt to patch up the leak on your own.

It’s always a good idea to have a roofer take care of it. However, you don’t want to ignore the problem. If leaks aren’t taken care of right away, they may become even bigger and more expensive to fix.

Flashing That Isn’t Installed Properly
Flashing covers areas of your roof where it has been penetrated, and this includes areas like your chimney, sky lights, cooling and heating systems and vent pipes to name a few. If flashing isn’t installed properly, then the seams could end up opening up and tiles could blow right off your roof. Not only that, but your roof won’t be as resistant to puncture as a result. It is extremely important that flashing is installed properly, and if it’s isn’t, then you should have a professional replace the old flashing with new flashing.

Another common problem are broken shingles or missing shingles, which can be blown off when the winds are high or become damaged as the roof ages. If your roof is missing shingles, then you should consider replacing them or you can have all of your singles replaced. Unless you have extensive roofing experience, it’s best to have a professional install or replace shingles because if you don’t end up doing it right, then you could do more harm than good. It’s always better to spend money on a professional because at least you know the singles will be installed properly the right way the first time around.

Those are a few of the most common roofing problems. If you are experiencing any of them, then don’t hesitate to call a professional roofer. They can come out to your property, perform an inspection and take care of your problem. The sooner you contact a professional, then sooner the problem can be taken care of.