Identifying the 4 Most Common Roofing Problems
Your residential roofing system is exposed to the elements 24/7, which will eventually lead to wear and tear. In today’s post, we discuss the four most common roofing problems homeowners encounter.
Weathering is the gradual deterioration of the roofing material, whether it’s made up of shingles or membranes, as a result of direct exposure to weather. Pollutants and an industrial atmosphere can also take a toll on your roof. As a general rule, organic materials like wood are more susceptible to weathering.
Weathering is a bit tricky to identify as not all the “symptoms” appear on the surface of the roof. We recommend you have local roofing contractors conduct a full inspection of your roof to determine if it is suffering from this gradual material deterioration.
2. Wind Damage
Wind damage is a serious threat to the roof. Strong winds can simply tear off one or two shingles or could partially ripping off the roofing material or membrane. In addition, the wind may also tear off the insulation beneath the roof. Unlike other types of damage that are hard to detect, wind damage leaves a noticeable trail in its wake. Just check for parts of the roof with missing or damaged shingles and it’s likely that the roof has been damaged by the wind.
3. Damaged Flashings
Flashings are the thin metal strips you’ll find attached to the weaker parts of the roof, such as the roof valleys. They are responsible for keeping water away from these vulnerable areas, but the tar that keeps them fastened to the roof can easily get worn down. If there are leaks on the ceiling or in your attic space, then you should have a look at your flashings.
4. Cracked Shingles
Shingles crack either as a result of impact from wind-driven debris or due to roof age. These are very easy to spot on the roof, so the real challenge is addressing them properly. If you spot cracked and damaged shingles on your roof, don’t hesitate to give our team at call. At Sprague Construction Roofing LLC, we’ll determine if your roof needs repair or replacement.
We offer complete residential and commercial roofing services. Call us at (406) 200-9080 to learn more about our services or request a free estimate. We serve clients in Cody, WY, and Fort Collins, CO.