Your roof is one of the most important structures of your home. It’s important that you take the time to maintain your roof because it protects you from inclement weather and other elements. After years of everyday wear and tear, sometimes things can go wrong, and you may start to experience some serious roofing issues. Whether it seems like a mild roof repair, or something more serious, some roofing problems can only be fixed by a qualified contractor.
Here are 3 roofing problems that you should leave to the professionals to fix:
Poor Roof Ventilation
Poor roof ventilation can result in your home feeling either very hot or extremely cold, depending on the season. Your roof should have vents that allow for a free flow of air in your attic. If something keeps the air from escaping, it can cause temperatures to skyrocket, causing our air conditioning unit to work overtime. In return, this will likely lead you to pay high energy costs.
In the winter, having poor ventilation can cause the buildup of ice dams. If the ice dams continue to buildup all winter, it can cause permanent damage to your walls, roof, ceiling, and home. Overall, ignoring signs of poor ventilation can result in huge safety risks to anyone in or around your home.
High winds, heavy snow, and rain are the biggest culprits for causing damage to your shingles. During inclement weather conditions, it’s easy for roofing nails to dislodge, which can cause your shingles to crack or fall out. If you find shingles on the ground near your home, this is a good indication that you need your roof to be inspected by a professional.
Signs of a Leaking Roof
Roof leaks are one of the most destructive problems that your roof can have. If your leak isn’t addressed immediately, it can result in water damage, costing you thousands of dollars to fix. Early detection of water damage will give you enough time to contact a contractor before the damage gets worse. If you notice any water spots on the ceiling or walls, this is a clear sign that you are experiencing the start of a leak.
If you’re experiencing any of these roofing problems, don’t try to fix them yourself. Please leave it to the professionals at Roof Smith to help! Contact us at 806-622-9501 (Amarillo), 575-799-3120 (Clovis), or 806-622-9501 (Lubbock) today to schedule roof repair, roof replacement, or another roofing service!