The Most Common Problems Homeowners Encounters With Their Roofs
Keeping your roofing in great condition is a very important part of keeping your home in great shape. Your roofing provides many different parts of your home with crucial protection from weather and the elements, so when there are any problems with your roofing, it’s very important that you have them repaired as soon as possible. However, most homeowners aren’t able to recognize roofing problems very early on, so most of the time, they don’t contact a roofer for repairs until the problems develop into critical issues.
At Star Roofing and Construction, our Seattle roofing contractors can provide you with high quality roofing repairs whenever you need them, and we’ll always be able to guarantee that your roofing is kept in the best condition possible. The earlier that you’re able to recognize that problems have developed with your roofing, the better of a chance you’ll have at getting them repaired before they become major problems for your home.
Our professionals have put together a list of a few of the most common roofing problems you’re likely to encounter so that you can recognize them as early on as possible:
The most common (and the most problematic) roofing problems you’ll encounter are leaks. Leaks can occur with any type of roofing material, and it’s very important that they’re taken care of as soon as possible.
What’s more important, however, is to recognize what causes these roof leaks. The two most common causes of roof leaks are joint damage and flashing damage.
- Joints are located between the roofing and a chimney or between two sloped sections of a roof. These parts of your roof are highly susceptible to leaks, but they’re not extremely difficult to fix if they’re caught early enough.
- Flashing is used wherever something sticks up through the roof, like a chimney, pipes, or vent stacks to protect against leaks in these areas. Over the years, parts of your roof that have flashing can become weak spots where rain is able to get underneath your shingles. If the problem is caught early enough, this area can easily be resealed. If it isn’t taken care of soon enough, it might require extensive repairs.
Roofs are designed to protect your home from inclement weather and to withstand all types of wind, rain, and snow. But they’re the first line of defense that your Seattle home has against the weather, so they’re typically the first part of your home to be damaged during any kind of storm. Over time, small amounts of weather damage will grow into major problems. If the shingles become loose, wind can slip underneath them and pull them up. After that occurs, the rest of your roofing is more vulnerable to storm damage.
The Best Solution: Preventative Maintenance
We recommend that you have a roofing inspection performed at your Seattle home at least every three years in order to catch any problems as soon as possible. Regular inspections will help to guarantee that problems aren’t allowed to spread and grow, or to cause more damage to other parts of your home.