Common Roofing Issues

Roof problems can be quite expensive. It is important to understand that even minor issues can cause significant damage to your roofing system or perhaps your entire home. The best way to avoid encountering roof problems is by having a professional roofer inspect your roof at least twice a year. Conducting roof maintenance on a regular basis ensures a healthy system and money saved.

The following are common roof problems that must be taken care of immediately:

  • Leaks and moisture. Rain, wind, snow, ice, hail, and debris can cause moisture to penetrate the roof layers, resulting in leaks, mold, and rot. Leaks can also compromise the structure of your home.
  • Ponding water. Water that stays on your roof after heavy rain or a storm results from inadequate drainage or debris collection.
  • Punctures. Damage from the wind and rain can penetrate your roof and compromise its inner layers. Severe punctures can result in complete roofing system replacement, since repairs won’t be enough to fix the problem permanently.
  • Blistering and shrinkage. Blistering of the shingles can lead to more severe issues if left unrepaired, while shrinkage occurs when the roof’s membrane shrinks and causes cracks in the outer layer.
  • Critters. Insects, birds, and other small animals are capable of making your roof their home. Unfortunately, their presence can cause considerable damage.
  • Poor ventilation. Improper ventilation can actually decrease the lifespan of your roofing system.
  • Poor installation. When the roofing system is installed improperly, the overall lifespan is reduced and the possibility of problems increase. Even poor installation of pipes and HVAC systems can harm your roof.

If any of these issues are evidence in your home, contact T-Town Roofing and obtain a free estimate from our experienced Tulsa roofer today.

Categories: Roofing, Roof Repairs