Your roof is the aspect of your home that holds it all together. When it gets damaged, your overall structure begins to weaken. In most cases, you may not know that your roof is damaged. Over time, damaged roofs can become a bigger problem and cost you more money to fix.
To avoid that problem, consider these commonly overlooked roofing problems.
When you allow debris to build up in and around your gutters, it’s easy for water to pool on your home. Unfortunately, pooling water can lead to extensive damage to your roof. In fact, pooling water can wear down your roof.
To be safe, remove leaves and other debris from your gutters to prevent pooling, and check your roof for pooling from time to time.
Insects and Pests
Insects and other pests are a nuisance. But, beyond being a nuisance, they signify that something may be wrong with your roof. If you have a lot of insects and pests traveling in and out of your roof, then you obviously have a hole in your roof or attic.
To ensure insects and pests don’t undermine your home’s structure, you’ll need to take care of the access point and ensure that your roof hasn’t been undermined in any way.
Poorly Installed Roofs
Finally, a poorly installed roof can be a headache. Poorly installed roofs can cause leaks, missing shingles, and allow heat to escape your home.
If you suspect you have a poorly installed roof, then it’s time to enlist the help of a licensed, experienced roofing contractor.
Holes in Shingles
If you’ve experienced storm damage to your roof, removing the tree or debris that landed on your roof isn’t enough. You have to ensure that your roof doesn't sustain any punctures. Punctures can lead to leaks, which could then lead to moss.
Sometimes, punctures can be treated with flashing sealant, but you have to keep an eye on the areas where the sealant is applied to ensure that the punctures are properly filled. However, the best way to ensure your roof isn’t punctured after hail is to have a roofing professional assess your roof.
Small moss growth in between your shingles is one of the common roof problems homeowners tend to forget. Sometimes, the growth can start mildly but expand to other areas of your roof during wet seasons.
While moss may appear as nothing more than a greenish coloring on your roof, you must not ignore it. Moss is known for storing and spreading moisture on your roof parts if not removed on time. The water contained in this moisture is what seeps through your roof, causing roof damage.
Cracking and Blistering
Your roof can develop cracks, ridges and blisters over time. If you're not a roofing expert, you may not likely see this problem on time.
This roofing problem often occurs when you have a roof made of multiple layers that cover some flat surfaces.
Roof flashing is a thin metal material installed on the roof to help direct water away from certain roof areas such as roof valleys, chimneys, and vent pipes.
Flashing problems can occur when this thin underlayment material on your roof begins to fade. It could also occur due to bad installation. Flashing issues leaves your roof more vulnerable to water penetration and can cause serious damage to your home if not detected on time.
Issues with your flashing can be spotted by conducting a roof inspection.
Your shingles may begin to curl at the corners as your roof ages. This is a clear sign that you should immediately repair the shingles.
Be cautious of the shingles losing granules in addition to the shingles curling. These granules give your roof Ultraviolet protection, make it fire resistant, and improve your home’s curb appeal.
Your Reliable Maplewood Home Construction Expert
At The Construction Group, we aim to ensure you have a roof that protects your home. From roof repair, installation and replacement, we have what it takes to keep your roof at its optimal performance.
Get started today by scheduling a consultation with one of our experts or use 651-731-5857 to get in touch.