Taking Care of Minor Repairs Now Can Prevent More Costly Repairs Later
The maintenance of your roof plays an important role in the security and upkeep of the rest of your home.
If a minor roof repair issues aren’t addressed, they can grow into a much larger problem, effecting underlying areas, entering the interior of your home, and even causing structural problems. The sooner you address the problem, the better.
Our experienced roofing contractors will help you determine whether repair or replacement is the most cost-effective course of action for your project. Our goal is to help you protect the investment you’ve made in your home or building while still working within your budget.
Most Common Causes of Roof Problems
Over time, exposure to the elements, particularly major weather events such as hurricanes and heavy snow, puts stress on your roofing materials. Strong winds can loosen shingles, flying debris can damage roofing surface, and the weight of snow can cause the structure to weaken. It’s important to note that most property insurance policies cover roof repair for damage caused by storms or inclement weather.
If your roof wasn’t designed or installed correctly initially, it can significantly decrease its lifespan. These types of roof deficiencies usually require a replacement by an experienced roofing contractor to correct, though sometimes roof repair is possible.
Flashings provide a watertight seal between roofing materials, roofing extensions, and roof sections. They are the most vulnerable part of a roof and must be maintained and repaired properly to protect the rest of the structure from leaks and other issues.
Equipment Installed on the Rooftop
Many buildings use their rooftop to house antennas, satellite dishes, flag poles, signs, bracing, or other pieces of equipment, which can impact the durability of the roofing materials.
Gutter, leader, drain opening, scuppers, tapered insulation, crickets, and sumps all play a role in removing water from your roof. When these systems aren’t working properly, it can lead to water retention that puts stress on the roof structures affected.
This can be caused by the sun, a fire (even if it’s at a nearby building), or your attic if it’s poorly ventilated. Over time, high temperatures degrade roofing materials more quickly, causing shingles to crack and surfaces to blister. Repairing these issues often improves your HVAC system’s ability to regulate interior temperatures effectively.
Hidden leaks can allow moisture to build up in your roof, allowing black mold to develop and even eventually enter the interior of your home. The mold will weaken and rot the structure of your roof and other effected materials. Due to the health concerns related to black mold, it’s crucial that the issue be handled prompt and correctly by an experienced roofing contractor.
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We’ll get it right the first time – at a price you can afford – so you can prevent more costly problems with your roof in the future.