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Common Roofing Problems Every Homeowner Should Know

Leaking Roofs

You will be surprised to learn that even the most sturdy shingles are likely to cause leaks and other issues in the home. If moisture soaks into the roof, it is likely to leak into the house, creating mildew and mold along with rotting your home.

Lifted Shingles

house roofHigh winds and severe weather can lift metal flashing, shingles up, and tiles. You will need to nail down the lifted shingles and reseal them back into the home’s roofing. If the longer piece of the roofing will remain lifted, then you are like to face worse problems.

Standing Water

If you have a divot in the roofing that allows water to pool, then over time, moisture is likely to seep in. That will result in leaks in different parts of the home. Metal flashing and quality gutters can allow water to flow properly and prevent it from ponding.

Holes in Roof

The debris from extreme winds can create holes in the roof. These open holes invite wind, rain, insects, and small problem animals. Moreover, your house’s heating and cooling bills are likely to skyrocket because of the leaks from the heater or air conditioner. It is vital to identify and repair the holes immediately.

Bad Repairs

Although a patch or quick construction fix can be a good temporary solution, you should think long term and how you can avoid future roof problems. Rather than settling for quick patches, you should do small roof replacement and ensure that you any loose tiles or shingles that can fit into the roof.

Shrinking

Usually, when the weather becomes colder, the whole house contracts. That includes the tiles and shingles. If the roof is not prepared for shrinking, then tiles and shingles are likely to break and fall off. In this, they can create more problems.

Splitting

old roofWhen the weather warms up, tiles and shingles expand. If there is no adequate room on the roof, then the shingles and tiles could run into each other. If you have a new roof, you should examine the shingling and tiling structure. Although roofing materials are tightly packed together, there should be a room so that they can move whenever exposed to the weather.

Small Animals

Squirrels, mice, rats, bats, birds, and raccoons are some of the common pests that flock new rooftops. If they try to get access to your roof or store foods, you are likely to have small homes on the roofing that can cause further problems.