Roof problems are almost inevitable for homeowners. It seems that nearly every family has to deal with an unexpected leak or related roofing issue at some point in time. The best way to stay ahead of the game and deal with problems before they lead to severe structural damage is to be aware of the most common roof problems.
As you read the remainder of this guide, you will discover some potential roof-related issues you should be aware of. In each case, the best course of action is to schedule a professional inspection with a reputable installer in your local area. They should be able to tell you exactly what type of damage you’re looking at and whether or not your existing roofing materials can be repaired.
Unwanted Roof Leaks
Leaky roofs are all too common – and they frustrate everyone! Nobody wants to wake up the morning after a storm and find puddles of water all over the house, nor do homeowners want to trip over the pans and bowls that have to be strategically placed to catch drips from known roof leaks.
Leaks most commonly occur as the result of broken or cracked shingles. They are most prevalent in the following areas:
- Around chimneys
- Around skylights
- Around windows
- Where ductwork and pipes meet the wall
- In “valleys” in the roof, such as the low portions of vaulted ceilings
More often than one would think, homeowners find themselves dealing with improperly installed roofs. This can happen when a contractor is new and inexperienced or oversells their abilities – it also speaks to the fact that it is essential to hire a well-reputed roof installer in the first place!
It will save you a lot of headaches down the road to get it right the first time. If, however, you fell victim to poor roof installation, a reliable professional should be able to fix the existing roof or, if all else fails, put a new one on correctly.
Clogged or Sagging Gutters
Clogged or sagging gutters can lead to significant roof problems for homeowners. When rainwater can’t correctly drain off of a roof, it simply turns into standing water, leading to water damage, mold growth, and even structural problems.
To ensure your home’s gutter system is in good repair, have it professionally inspected at least twice a year. Most experts recommend doing this at the start of spring to clear the winter sludge and prepare for falling leaves and other potential debris at the beginning of fall.
Contact Hulton Contracting Today
If your roof needs a little bit of TLC, we are here for you! Our team of experts at Hulton Contracting is prepared to assist with all of your roofing needs. Contact us today to learn more about everything we can do to help you prevent roof issues both now and in the future. Give us a call at (877) 766-3760, or fill out our contact form! We look forward to assisting you.