Common Roofing Problems and How to Solve Them
Your roofing is constantly exposed to weather and the elements, and while it's designed to protect your home from those things, it's also the first part of your home that will sustain damages. When your roofing does suffer any damage, it needs to be repaired as soon as possible. It might not be immediately noticeable, but even the smallest amounts of roofing damage will quickly grow and spread, causing problems for many other parts of your home.
At Absolute Quality Roofing, our Toledo roofing contractors can provide you with high quality roofing repairs when you encounter any problems with your roofing. The earlier that you can catch any roofing problems, the better of a chance you'll have at taking care of them before they become much worse.
To help you identify roofing problems more quickly, our professionals have put together a list of some of the most common problems that develop with roofs:
All types of roofing materials can develop leaks, and leaks are detrimental to roofing systems. Any number of things could cause a leak in your roofing, but leaks are most commonly caused by damage to either the joint or the flashing.
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.
Your Toledo home's roofing is designed to withstand inclement weather, but because roofing is the first line of defense against weather and the elements, it's the first part of your home that will be damaged during a storm or other event.
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.
Our professionals recommend that you have your roofing inspected if you believe it may have been damaged during a storm. We also recommend that you have inspections performed once every three years to find any smaller roofing problems before they become major issues.