As a homeowner, you will encounter several issues with your home; some will be as minimal as an air conditioning problem and others will require you to call in a specialist. When it comes to roofing issues, homeowners should always watch for certain warning signs since some of them might be silent. However, it is a fact that most homeowners will encounter a roofing issue at some point in their life. From tiny leaks to major crackings, they are all important to be aware of.
We’ve created a cheat sheet of the most common roofing issues that should alert you to call a roofing professional:
1. Roofing leaks:
This is one of the most common roofing problems that homeowners face and mainly in the state of Florida. It can be caused by extreme weather, poor maintenance, bad installation and more. The important thing is to be alert to the areas of your home where this may happen like:
- Close to vents and pipes
- Under damaged shingles
- Around gutters
2. Pool water
If you notice any water beginning to pile up and form ponds on the top of the roof, this is a clear sign to inspect because it can cause problems in the long run. A roofing inspection will detect the need to tapered the areas over the surface of the roof for the water to just run off and keep water damage from happening
3. Cracking and blistering
If you have over 20 years of living in your home or don’t recall when the past owners inspected it, make sure to stay alert for cracks and blisters. Over time roofs can develop ridges and cracks.
4. Tree damage
Even though it can be obvious when you need to call a roofing company for tree damage, it is essential to note that when trees or other hazards fall over your roof, this can create a problem in the long run. After hurricane season, it is very common to see trees rubbing against your roof or fall on top of. If this happens, make sure to call a trusted roofing company. As maintenance and to protect your roof it is also important to trim the trees regularly.
5. Clogged gutters
Finally, clogged gutters are another frequent roofing issue that can lead to more serious problems. If the gutters are clogged or broken, the water that flows through will back up into the system and eventually rot. To avoid this, homeowners should routinely check the gutters for debris, broken parts or just install screens that prevent twigs and leaves from passing through.
The roof of your home is the armour of your family and it is important to keep it strong. Even though these roofing issues are very common and are normal for it to happen to any homeowner, the faster you treat them the better, which is why we’ve been repairing South Florida roofs for over 20+ years! We’ll inspect your home, tell you what’s the issue, show you the problem and fix it at your best convenience.