Identifying the problem early reduces the amount of damage, workload, replacement materials and overall cost of repair. So make it a habit to check your house roofing for any necessary improvements needed. And don’t be afraid to ask help from the professionals because they know better when it comes to preventing the problem and letting you enjoy your roofing for decades.
So here are the roofing problems that most homeowners encounter and how to deal with them.
Poor Installation, Maintenance, and Repair
This presents one of the most common roofing problems and is an underlying cause for most other roofing problems. Poor installation, maintenance, and repair often increase the chances of the occurrence of other roofing problems such as leaks, pooling water and so on. The extent of consequential damage is dependent on the severity of the low standard of installation, maintenance or repair.
This is why it’s every important to hire only the best roofers in your area. The installation, first and foremost, should be done as thorough as possible, seeing to it that the roof’s position and quality will stay for a long period of time.
When it comes to maintenance, it is the homeowners job to conduct a regular maintenance check on their property’s roofing. This is best done annually so as to prevent little problems become bigger. But if you’re not yet familiar with the areas to inspect, just find contractors to do this for you on a yearly basis.
Leaks and Moisture Damage
Roofer companies will attest to the fact that the greatest portion of roofing problems is as a result of leaks and moisture damage. The moisture often accumulates as a result of excess rainfall, snow, ice or hail and such weather phenomenon. Over time, if left uninspected, the water starts to leaks and affect the roofing structure, which compromises the structural soundness and safety of the homeowner.
This is a huge problem for individuals with flat roofs. Normally, water should not collect anywhere on the roof. However, due to factors such as poor installation, you find the water pooling to form ponds on the roof. This increases the risk of water damage to the roof and presents a drainage problem.
This problem is presented as a result of regular foot and animal traffic on the roof. The more pressure is exerted on the roof, the greater the number of punctures on the roof. Animals, however minute, also contribute to this problem. This, in turn, creates other problems such as leaks, cracks and so on.
Blistering, Shrinkage and Cracking
Blisters, ridges, surface erosions and so on are problems resulting from irregular expansions and contractions in the roof. They start out small and are not viewed as much of a problem but they get bigger and create more problems such as cracking. Shrinkage results from uneven contraction in the roofing layers, which in turn affects the roof structure and such things as the flashing. Both blistering and shrinkage as well as a number of other problems could lead to cracking of the roofing material hence undermining its integrity.