Maintaining your roof is a big responsibility, and therefore something that should be taken very seriously. If you want to prepare for the inevitable damages from things like windstorms or hail damage, then take this quick look at some of the most common types of roof problems.
In addition to presenting these roof problems, we’ll also include a few ideas on how you can remedy some of them before they become much bigger issues for your house.
Lack of proper maintenance
If you’re lucky enough to have a flat roof, it’s possible that your roof doesn’t need much maintenance. However, this isn’t likely the case for most homeowners. If your roof is covered in ivy, moss, or other dead vegetation, then this will require some maintenance regularly to keep your house protected from the elements.
Major windstorms and high winds can wear down any type of roof fairly quickly. This is why you should always be prepared for them with the proper maintenance such as regular cleaning, waxing, and adding tar to several areas around your house.
Also, if you have any leaks that are caused by roof damage or problems with your gutter system, then you should contact the local authorities immediately to have them fixed as soon as possible. Leaks can invite large amounts of water to come inside your home on windy days.
Damage caused by weather
As we mentioned, the most common types of leaks in a house can be caused by heat, rain, or possibly even hail. These types of leaks will need to be repaired before things like the roof get damaged.
When it comes to heat related leaks, it’s important to check your gutters and make sure they are properly running water. If you notice that anything is dripping from them or if leaves or other things are constantly falling in them during storms, then you should have this fixed as soon as possible.
Poor Roof Installation
If you’ve recently had a new roof installed, then it’s possible that there were some signs of shoddy workmanship and installation, especially if you’ve had problems with leaks after the fact.
If you’re having trouble with your roof installation, then you should try to seek out a professional who can help you find and fix the problem as soon as possible.
We hope you’ve found this article helpful to learn about roof problems and how they’re usually caused. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns about roof issues, please feel free to contact us here at Old Time Roofing.
This post was written by Ted Williams! Ted is the owner of A Old Time Roofing which offers the best roofing company in Clearwater! Ted is a Master Elite Weather Stopper GAF Roofing Contractor, a double award winner of Best Steep-Slope Contractor from GAF and achiever of Master Elite Consumer Protection Excellence from GAF. He has been serving the Pinellas County area since 1978. Old Time Roofing has a tradition of quality workmanship, servicing residential and commercial properties.