Unfortunately many of us don’t pay much attention to our roofs, until it’s too late. Instead of having to deal with larger forms of damage, you can easily avoid all of this by paying attention to the state of your roof. In this blog post we are going to be discussing some of the most common roofing problems that you can look out for. Keep reading to learn more and connect with Bay to Bay Building Concepts for all your roofing needs, both commercial and residential!
Starting off, you may think that you can easily fix these roofing problems yourself. However, it is extremely important that you call a professional roofing company. While you may think that you’re saving a few extra dollars by repairing or inspecting your roof yourself, it can be very dangerous and you can easily put yourself, your loved ones, your home, and your belongings at risk. You could also be doing more damage without even knowing it too. Let your local roofing repair company do the hard work. We have years of experience and all the right equipment to keep you and your home safe!
A leak is probably one of the most common forms of roofing issues. From cracked flashing (thin weatherproofed pieces of metal that are designed to keep water out) to broken singles, tiles, or slate, there are so many reasons as to why you may be experiencing a leak. Some of the most common places you’ll find a leak are around points where there may be an opening like near a chimney, around gutters, or around vents and pipes. Leaks can also be caused by damaged shingles or skylights, or any other item up on your roof. Leaks can also become large if they are not dealt with immediately. Aside from dripping water, some signs of a leak are discolored ceilings or water spots, damp walls, and built up moisture. Make sure you call a roofing specialist immediately.
Pooled water can also lead to a leak in the near future. If your roof is flat, you’re going to want to make sure that you’re checking for these, especially during the rainy season that spring and summer can experience. This is one of the main reasons why you should have some tapered areas on your roof, even though a flat roof can look aesthetically pleasing, it can cause for larger issues down the road.
Punctures or Holes
No matter how much you care for your roof, sometimes holes and other punctures are inevitable. Everything from weather, wildlife, and even normal wear and tear can leave scrapes, holes, and marks on your roof. Commonly, birds like woodpeckers or birds building nests can also cause punctures. Not only can this damage the shingles on your roof but it could also affect the underlying materials and structure of your roof, especially if it is being exposed to water or moisture.
Cracking and Blistering
While warmer areas of the United States don’t have to worry as much about snow/ice damage to a roof, you may also have to watch out for the hot sun. Due to the extreme and humid temperatures we can experience, especially in the late summer months, your roof may have signs of cracking and blistering. Some materials are prone to cracking more than others, but this can also just be a normal sign of wear and tear.
Your gutters can also play a role in how your roof performs and how long it lasts. If your gutters are clogged, many times it’s filled with natural debris and leaves. This can then cause a moisture or water buildup. When that water is built up, it can cause damage to your roof and may even cause the wooden layer underneath to rot, which can cause lots of damage. Instead of waiting until it’s too late, a simple thing you can do is to routinely check your gutters and remove any built up leaves/twigs and other debris from clogging your gutters.
Poor Initial Installation
Sadly, not all roofing companies are the same when it comes to initial installation. If you find that you have routine issues that keep arising, it may be caused by the lack of installation your roof first had. Depending upon when and from who you had your roof installed, there may be some type of warranty or insurance you can use, but if you’ve bought your home from a previous seller you may not be able to contact or get the initial installation company. While this can be a real pain, we are here to do everything we can to help.
From residential to commercial roof installation, repairs, and maintenance, we do it all. Our entire team has had years of experience and we pride ourselves on using the best materials to help your roof last. In order to best help you, connect with us directly and we can give you a free estimate and also discuss any other questions you may have. Bay to Bay Building Concepts is here for you! We even offer complimentary, non-obligation estimates!