Common Roof Damage and How to Deal With It

If you are a homeowner, you have probably encountered roofing at some point in your residence. Unlike other problems a house can have, roofing problems have to be dealt with immediately.

Repairing roofs is difficult and dangerous so you are always better off calling a professional. The following are the most common roofing damage scenarios and their solutions:

Punctures and Holes

Your roof is your home’s first line of defense against falling debris. If the debris is large enough or falls with enough force, it can leave punctures and holes in the roof.

Birds pecking on your roof is another common reason for punctures and holes in the roof. Falling branches from nearby trees are also very common. The accumulated weight of falling debris can eventually puncture your roof as well.

The solution to punctures and holes in your roof is to call a roof repairer and have them fill the holes. It may also involve cutting down a tree to reduce the chance of holes in the roof.

Roofing Leaks

There is one roof damage issue that has befallen almost all homeowners and that is roofing leaks. The leaks may vary in intensity from a drip to a gush but they all need immediate repair.

A leak in the roof tends to happen near gutters, the chimney, close to vents and pipes.

A leak in the roof might be caused by a variety of factors leading to needing roof leakage repair. It might be due to cracked shingles, broken tiles, or a hole in the roof.

The solution to a leaking roof is to contact a roofing repair specialist as soon as you can. You will either need a roof repair or replacement.

Worn Flashing

There are plenty of houses with metal roofing. The metal flashing of roof shingles should last for a substantial length of time but it will eventually deteriorate.

When it does, you will have to replace the roofing with the worn flashing. Their other way about it is to have it repaired by a professional. If the metal flashing is worn due to a natural catastrophe, chances are you will have to replace the roof entirely.

Damaged Gutters

Gutters are crucial for redirecting the water that falls onto the roof. However, they can sometimes accumulate a fair amount of debris which can lead to them becoming heavy and start falling away from the roof.

Damaged gutters are a roofing problem that is easy to notice. You should fix them immediately to avoid any further damage to your home.

For some gutters, unclogging them will solve the problem. For some, they will have to be reattached to the roof. In other cases, they will have to be replaced completely.

Splitting

Another common occurrence is the shifting of the roof. Through the roof might seem static it will shift due to expansion in heat and contraction in cold.

The result may be the splitting of the roof shingles which might eventually break them. You will notice it by the warping of the roof upon which you should call a roof repair specialist.

Many roof problems can affect your house. The ones above are quite common but they are also easy to fix by calling a professional. You should do it before it becomes a bigger problem.

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