A roof covers the largest asset you own, so it is important to know the signs of trouble because roofing problems are always a pain and undoubtedly a significant expense. A small leak can go undetected for years, causing huge damage before you notice anything. Luckily, most of the danger signals are easy to see and you can sometimes even spot them from the ground.
If you want your roof to last long, you should inspect your roof regularly. Here are some of the most common signs of roof problems. These problems are most common and can either cause or be the result of premature failure and reduced service life of you roof systems.
Roof Leaks and Moisture
One of the most common roofing problems is leakage and moisture. From cracked flashing to broken shingles, tiles or slate, leaks can occur due to several reasons. A roof leak does not just create ugly spots on the ceiling and walls, it can cause a lot more. Moisture leads to mold, and mold spreads and the worst is that mold can be deadly, so it is important to prevent it from growing at the start. Roof leak repairs should be made immediately.
You can avoid water damage from a roof leak by staying on top of home maintenance. Contact our team at James Kate Roofing to schedule regular inspections and safeguard your home.
Poor Installation and Unsatisfactory Workmanship
Your house’s roof is prone to wear and tear due to its constant exposure to the elements. Unfortunately, when it is time for repairs, you may find that the installation itself was done poorly in the first place. A faulty roof installation increases the likelihood of problems and reduces its life expectancy. Make sure that your roofing contractor and his crew are educated in proper installation techniques specific to the roof they are installing. Choosing inexperienced or poorly qualified roofing specialists can cost you a lot of money in the long run. Improperly installed roofs are one of the most common reasons for long-term complications and short life expectancy.
James Kate Roofing has been in the business for more than a decade. Our crew is highly experienced and extremely knowledgeable. Whether you need residential or commercial roof installation or repair, we do the job right the first time, so you don’t face costly repairs down the road.
Lack of Maintenance
Being wise to problems can prevent their escalation. Majority of roof problems are easy to fix if caught timely. Performing routine inspections helps addressing minor problems before they escalate and result in maximizing roof life as well as minimizing headaches and expense. Ignoring potential trouble spots is a surefire way to get yourself in hot water. For the best results, stick to a reliable maintenance schedule.
Pooled Water on Rooftops
Another common roofing problem is ponding water. When water begins to pool, or form little ponds on top of the roof, it causes problems in the long run. If the water is moved off the roof, it has a good chance of performing the way it should. Forming tapered areas over the surface of the roof can solve the problem. It will allow the water to run off, keeping your roof free from water damage.
Punctures and Holes
Punctures are something on high-traffic areas that can be a problem, everything from foot traffic to your local wildlife can leave scrapes, puncture marks, or even big holes in your roof. Whether it is a contractor walking over the shingles or a woodpecker drilling holes in the eaves, the damage can build up over the years, affecting the underlying wood or exposing it to rot-causing moisture.
A roof material that shrinks can lead to many difficulties, such as deterioration, cracking, and the pulling apart of critical components like flashing. Shrinkage particularly affects roofs covered with EPDM and all other roof coverings. The professionals at James Kate Roofing have decades of experience performing flat roof repairs. If you are concerned about shrinkage or simply need your roof inspected for signs of shrink-related damage, don’t hesitate to contact us.
If your gutters are clogged, water might be backing up into the system. Clogged gutters that aren’t properly draining cause roof leaks leading to major damage. Standing water and moist areas of debris can also result in mold or mildew to grow on and under the roofing tiles. Preventing these damages require routinely checking your gutters for debris, as well as broken parts. Installation of screens on the gutter openings also prevents twigs and leaves from getting into your system.
Cracking and Blistering
By the time, roofs can develop cracks, blisters, and ridges. Blistering, ridging, splitting, and surface erosion are symptomatic with Built-up roofs, and can eventually lead to bigger problems. They are made of several layers that cover a relatively flat surface and particularly susceptible to cracking and blistering.
Call James Kate Roofing for Maintenance and Repair
If you need a thorough inspection, routine maintenance, or emergency roof repair, contact James Kate roofing. Our team of experienced professionals provides immediate repairs to all of our valued customers. So, what are you waiting for? Give a call or send us an email get your roof inspected today.