Roofing Problems That Should Be Addressed Post Haste

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If there is one problem homeowners dread to contend with, it is roof repairs. This is typically because these repairs tend to cost an arm and a leg. However, roofing problems are inevitable considering that your roof protects your entire residence from the elements. Since it takes the brunt of ensuring the interior of your home is sheltered, it is bound to succumb to wear and tear at some point or another. The key is to ensure that roof repairs are carried out as soon as the wearing out occurs so as to prevent extensive damage to the rest of your roofing structure. Here are some of the roofing problems that should be addressed post haste. 

Leaking in your roof

One of the more common roof repairs carried out is to fix a leak. Leaks can spring up anywhere in your roofing from the substrate to the flashing. However, since not many homeowners take the time to get on their roof to carry out regular inspections, these leaks tend to go unnoticed until they begin causing significant damage. If you notice wet spots in your ceiling or blackened spots that could indicate the development of mould, it is prudent to call on roofing contractors. They will determine the cause of the leak and fix it to prevent further damage to your residence. 

Blow-offs on your roof

Blow-offs refer to areas of your roofing that have become detached from the substrate. These blow-offs typically happen if the roofing materials, such as shingles or tiles, were not appropriately installed onto the roofing substrate. However, blow-offs are also common if your home has recently had to bear the brunt of a storm or gale force winds. A sure sign of blow-offs is finding roofing tiles in your yard. It is also recommended to regularly inspect your roofing, especially after stormy weather, to ensure that the shingles or tiles are intact. If there are any tiles or shingles missing, it is best to call in a roofing contractor so that they can replace the missing roofing materials. They could even carry out a full inspection of your roofing and reinforce the other tiles to ensure that they do not easily become blown away in the event of another storm. 

Corrosion on your roof

Corrosion typically occurs if you have a metal roof that is not adequately redirecting water away. The common cause for this is gutters that are full, thus they end up collecting water, which comes into contact with your roofing. A roofing contractor will not only eliminate the rusted areas, but will also fix your gutters to ensure they are working. 


21 June 2016

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