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COMMON ROOFING PROBLEMS AND WHAT TO DO WHEN THEY HAPPEN

Most homeowners tend to forget about their roof because it is out of sight and therefore out of mind until something goes wrong. A small roof problem can easily result in a big disaster at home if not discovered and fixed on time. Roof damages can be prevented by regular roof maintenance. This helps you detect any roof problems on time and save the structural integrity of your roof. When it comes to roofing issues, knowledge is power. You should know how to identify a problem and the way to fix it. If you’re not familiar with common roofing problems, here is a list that may help on how to identify and fix them.

Leaking roof problems

Leaks are one of the common roofing problems experienced by homeowners. If you detect any roof leaks, you should act faster to prevent water damage in your home. You can notice it by seeing stains of water on your ceiling, in an exterior wall, in corners or missing shingles. If you notice such sighs, it is an indication of how damage is advanced.

You should contact a professional immediately to come and identify the problem source and fix it. To prevent this from happen, ensure your roof is examined at least once a year.

Roof ventilation problems

The roof ventilation should be working properly for the control of the temperature in your home. Most of the older homes lack the proper ventilation needed required for temperature maintenance at the roof and attic. Due to weather changes, issues are likely to rise in the long run.

To avoid such issues in the near future, contact a roofing professional to help you select the best roofing vents for your home.

Moss on the roof

Mosses are common on the roofs of homes that are have a most and cool climate. Moss thrives well on the roof especially if there is shade that blocks sunlight. This can easily cause debris and make the roof to hold more water which in turn reduces the lifespan of your roof.  

Most homeowner pressures wash the moss from the roof thinking it is the solution. This could cause more damage to your roof. Contact a professional who will use a special cleaning solution that will remove the moss. You can also remove a tree that could be causing shade on your roof.

Roof flashing problem

When your roof flashing is not working properly, it can cause your roof leaks. This should be repaired immediately to prevent water damages. Roof flashing could be damaged or warp over time.

Contact a roofing contractor to do for you the repair. However, of the height of your roof it not too high, you can fix it yourself using the patching material available at hardware stores. Regular roof inspection can help you identify any issues with your roof before it gets worse.