Roofing problems are one of the most common forms of damage buildings face due to constant exposure to the elements.
Damaged roofing can have serious effects on your home, such as water damage, mold, decay and more. It is important to have regularly scheduled roof inspections and maintenance to ensure none of these avoidable problems are occurring.
Roofing Mistakes To Avoid
We understand not everybody knows what to look for to prevent roof damage. Here’s our guide to the most common roofing problems, and the steps you can take to avoid them.
Worn/Damaged Roof Shingles
Shingles protect the untreated wood used to build your roof.
They are made out of metal or a durable plastic blend. Shingles are integral in preventing water damage to your roof! If shingles are torn off of the roof, it is important to replace them. This will prevent any long-lasting damage to your roof.
It’s important to regularly check to see if shingles have been torn off your roof, so you aren’t stuck with an expensive repair down the line.
Improper Roof Ventilation
Poor or improper roof ventilation can often cause excessive heat buildup in your attic, it could also damage the shingles. There are multiple causes of improper ventilation, including:
An attic fan
Too many intake areas
Ridge vent and spray foam insulation
Ridge vent on a hip and ridge roof where you should have an attic fan
If you suspect you are in need of a ventilation check for your roof, feel free to contact us here at Century Roofing and Siding and we will be more than happy to assist you with your roofing maintenance request!
Improperly Maintained Gutters
One of the most common causes of roofing issues is improperly maintained gutters.
The purpose of gutters is to guide water from your roof to drain pipes attached to the side of your house. To prevent water damage, water is drained rather than left to gather on your roof. If your gutters aren’t properly maintained, leaves and debris will collect in your gutters. This prevents the water from being guided away from your home and causes water to build up.
This is easily preventable if you make sure your gutters are frequently and properly cleaned out. Don’t let such a simple fix cause thousands of Dallas in damage to your roof!
Depending on the style of roof your home or building has, it can invite an unwanted problem known as ponding water. Ponding water means that water is pooling on your roof, which has the very real possibility of causing water damage if left untreated.
Make sure to do regular checks on your roof after big rainfalls to ensure there is no ponding water on your roof. If there is, take the necessary steps to relocate it.
If you feel unequipped to handle regular roof checks, our team here at Century Roofing and Siding is happy to lend a hand!
Century Roofing and Siding – Your Roofing Champions
At Century Roofing and Siding we are prepared to help you mend all roofing issues you encounter, from roofing repair and regular maintenance to gutter protection and repair.
Trust us to keep your roof in perfect condition, contact us today to book your roofing services!
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