Residential and commercial roofing are both exposed to constant wear and tear. And because your roof is the last line of defense between the top of your head and the great outdoors, taking care of it is essential.
One thing you can do to take good care of your roof is to regularly check for problems. While some roof problems are difficult to see and can only be noticed by a roofing company, others are easy for even the most inexperienced homeowner to spot. Next time you’re outside, look for these nine common roofing issues, then call our Monroe roofing professionals for prompt repair.
Many homeowners have nightmares about leaky roofs. Unfortunately, roof leaks are an all-too-common problem. Because excessive water exposure threatens your roof’s structural integrity, there are no “quick fixes” for this issue. Contact professional roofing experts ASAP if you notice your roof seems to be leaking.
Pooled water isn’t unusual on flat roofs after a rainstorm. But if those puddles seem to stick around for too long, it can be a major sign that you need roof repair. Without adequate drainage capabilities, your roof will be weighed down more and more each time it rains, leading to serious long-term damage.
Bubbling and Blistering
Does your roof look like a sand dune after a windstorm? A “bubbling” or “blistering” roof can be a sign of heat damage. It can also mean that your attic isn’t properly ventilated, and your roof system is retaining moisture or air without a way to release it. Small bubbles or blisters may appear slowly as years go by and your roof continues to be exposed to direct sunlight as it grows older. However, if you notice a dramatic difference over a matter of weeks or months, it’s time to have a contractor check for serious roofing issues.
Remember how we mentioned attic ventilation? Proper roof ventilation is essential — but unfortunately, many roofs are not properly ventilated. If you’ve noticed that your attic is unusually hot and stuffy in the summer or freezing cold in the winter, it might be time to chat with a team of roofing professionals.
Wind, snow, hail, lightning, ice — many different weather conditions can harm your roof. Storm damage is one of the most common kinds of roofing problems. If you’ve recently been through a wild weather event and your roof is damaged as a result, give us a call, and we’ll set up one of our roofing inspections.
Missing or Broken Shingles
Many homeowners assume that dealing with missing or broken shingles is more of an aesthetic nuisance than a real roof risk. However, shingles have an important job, as they protect the top layer of your roofing system. If you’ve had trouble with shingles in the past and are considering new roofing installation, it might be time to choose different roofing materials.
Another all-too-common roofing issue is poor installation. A poorly installed roof can’t stand up to the elements and protect your home as it should. Don’t rely on a company that cuts corners. You should only hire bonded, licensed, and insured roofers who have the experience and expertise necessary to do the job right.
Mold, Mildew, and Rot
Have you noticed mold, mildew, or rotted spots on or underneath your roof? If you’ve been ignoring that leaky roof for years or haven’t scheduled gutter cleaning for decades, there’s a significant possibility that your roof has sustained water damage.
Your roof needs its flashing to be able to properly drain away water and other sources of moisture. If your flashing is damaged or missing parts, it can’t do the job it was designed to do. Contact our roofers, and we’ll recommend necessary replacements or repairs.
Find Roofing Solutions That Work!
Are you experiencing any of these nine common roofing problems? If you are, don’t worry. Take action now to schedule service, and the Paramount Home Services team will be right there! Get a free repair estimate now, or contact us to book an appointment. We’ll see you soon!