How to Solve the Most Common Roofing Problems
Roofing systems are constantly exposed to weather and the elements, and while your roofing is supposed to provide protection to your home from those things, it’s also the first part of your home to suffer damage. When your roofing is damaged, it might not be immediately noticeable, but even the smallest amounts of damage will quickly spread, and they’ll cause problems for many other parts of your home.
At A & B Roofing Co, our Missoula roofing contractors can provide you with high quality roofing repairs any time you have any kinds of problem with your roofing. The earlier that you’re able to recognize these problem, the better of a chance you’ll have at taking care of them before they become much, much worse.
To help you identify roofing problems early, we’ve put together a list of some of the most common that you’ll encounter:
No matter what kind of roofing material you have installed at your Missoula home, a leak is one of the most crucial problems that you can encounter. Roof leaks could be cause by a number of different things themselves, but the two most common causes of a leak are joint damage and flashing damage.
- Joints between the roofing and a chimney or between two sloped sections of a roof. These parts of your roof are highly susceptible to leaks, but they’re not extremely difficult to fix if they’re caught early enough.
- Flashing is used wherever something sticks up through the roof, like a chimney, pipes, or vent stacks to protect against leaks in these areas. Over the years, parts of your roof that have flashing can become weak spots where rain is able to get underneath your shingles. If the problem is caught early enough, this area can easily be resealed. If it isn’t taken care of soon enough, it might require extensive repairs.
Roofs are designed to withstand inclement weather, but they’re also the first line of defense against storms, so they’re likely the first part of your Missoula home that will be damaged. Over time, small amounts of weather damage will grow into major problems. If the shingles become loose, wind can slip underneath them and pull them up. After that occurs, the rest of your roofing is more vulnerable to storm damage.
We recommend that you have a roofing inspection performed once every three years to catch problems like these as early on as possible.