Your roof is your home’s first line of defense from natural hazards, and it’s most often taken for granted. But the out of sight, out of mind approach can result in a lot of headaches and potentially major issues. Being aware of common roof problems can help you save yourself time and money down the line. So what are the biggest ones to keep an eye out for?
Leaks and moisture
Your roof is meant to protect the interior of your home, keeping the elements out and your house nice and dry. But between rain, snow, ice, debris and more, it’s easy for cracks to form and leaks to develop. Unchecked leaks and moisture buildup can lead to major issues like mold growth and structural damage.
Blistering and heat damage
Sun damage to a roof can be just as harmful as water damage. UV radiation from the sun combined with poor ventilation can result in blistering, which leaves your roof vulnerable to cracking. Not only does this affect the overall appearance of your roof, but it can also result in leaks. Without proper ventilation, heat and moisture can build up and cause damage to the structure of the roof and the insulation, and also raise energy costs.
Poor repairs and maintenance
If you take a DIY approach to your roof, you will likely do more harm than good. There are no quick fixes when it comes to roofs, and you need trusted professionals to make sure the job is done well.
Here at Roof Smith Construction we are a family-run team of professionals who can help with any and all of your roofing issues. We use the highest quality and energy saving materials and we guarantee the best service and experience for our clients. Contact us today for a free estimate!