Top 6 Common Issues To Watch Out In Your Roof

While there is a host of roofing issues you may come across over a lifetime of your roof, some are more common than others. Sooner or later, an asphalt shingle roof will require repairs, whether for normal wear & tear or severe weather damage. Listed below are a few common issues to be on the lookout for in your roof:

Faulty or poor installation:

A faulty or poor installation of your roofing material can dramatically increase the likelihood of problems and reduces a roof system’s life expectancy. You need to hire a professional to tell you if your roof has been installed perfectly.

Poorly installed flashing:

Flashing is what seals the areas where your roof has been penetrated (like vent pipes, sky lights, chimneys and heating and cooling systems. When flashing is poorly attached, it can cause open seams and laps and ultimately cause tiles to blow-off. Improperly installed flashing can also reduce puncture resistance in your roof.

Leaky roof:

It’s probably the single most common roofing problem facing homeowners. From cracked flashing (those thin, weatherproofed pieces of metal that are designed to keep water out) to broken shingles, tiles or slate there are nearly as many causes as there are roofs.

Most commonly, roof leaks have a tendency to occur:

  • Close to the chimney
  • Under damaged shingles
  • At flashing points
  • Around gutters
  • At skylights
  • Close to vents & pipes
  • In low spots or valleys

If you see signs of a leak, including discolored ceilings or damp walls, don’t hesitate to contact an NYC roof repair service immediately.

Cracking & blistering:

Over time, roofs can develop cracks, blisters, and ridges. Your chances of seeing such damage depend on the type of roof you have installed. Built-up roofs are roofs made of several layers that cover a relatively flat surface, are particularly susceptible to cracking and blistering.

Tree damage:

It goes without saying, If a tree limb crashes into your roof, you are in trouble. However, even if the branches rub against your roof on a daily basis, they can scratch the surface and wear down the top layer. At the very least, it’s safer for your roof if trees are trimmed so no limbs are resting on top of your home. At the very most, you might consider removing any trees that pose a serious danger to the integrity of the roof.

Critters:

Small animals, birds, and insect can cause a surprising amount of damage. It is best to kick out them before they get a foothold.

‘V’ Issues: “V” stands for valleys issues. If you have multiple rooms your entire roof would have multiple valleys and the point where both roof surfaces joins is considered to be the leak prone zone.

Conclusion:

Roof repair and replacement may be interesting topic for every home owner as it’s a critical factor of owning a home. To avoid unpleasant surprises, hiring a professional Roofing company would be intelligent decision which can protect from unnecessary damage. Lack of roof maintenance is perhaps a roof’s worst enemy. Routine inspection & maintenance can prolong the life of your roof and that can save you a lot of money. Any time you notice the above-mentioned issues in your roof, feel free to get in touch with a reputed NYC roof repair service.

This article is written by Roofing Champ – a New York based roofing service that offers specialized roofing services to both commercial and residential property in and around NYC. Whether the roofing project is big or small at your home or at your workshop, we believe in a right roof inspection to determine the repair or replacement need.  Talk to us for a Roofing requirement at NYC.

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