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Common Roof Problems Not to Ignore

Common Roof Problems Not to Ignore
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Your roof takes a lot of abuse from the weather on a daily basis and this month has definitely been no exception. Occasional storms and winter and summer extremes can take their toll over time. Identifying common roof problems early, such as dripping in parts of the ceiling or stains on the wall, can help get to the “roof” of the matter, so to speak, before things get out of hand and drain your savings.  Hold on to those savings and learn which common roof problems not to ignore.

Proper roof maintenance includes the regular inspection of all roofing parts. If you’re thinking of doing the inspection on your own, look for these obvious signs that your roof needs some attention before it gets progressively worse:

  • Buckling Shingles: Shingles that are starting to buckle, curl, or blister can be an indication that water has seeped in underneath, which can mean the end of the shingles’ lifespan.
  • Missing Shingles: If shingles or tiles are missing, especially on a large area of the roof, it is best to contact your roofing professional to help you.
  • Roof Flashing: Check the flashing on the roof. Damaged flashing may be a cause for leaks.
  • Loose Materials: Spot any worn or loose material around pipes, chimneys, and other openings.
  • Excessive Shingle Granules in Gutters: Granules protect shingles from ultraviolet rays and give them added weight. Check your gutters for any excessive amounts of shingle granules.
  • Stains & Mold: Inspect the interiors for any signs of leaking. Check the attic for water stains, mold, and other indications of moisture getting into your home.

Safety First! Always be sure to have your safety gear, tools ready and a sturdy and secure ladder before climbing up the roof.  

Mentioned above are some of the more common roof problems that can be caught on the surface. Other, often more serious issues, can lurk beneath that will usually be revealed through a thorough professional inspection. An expert roofer will be able to check problems in the following areas: soffit, fascia, gutters and drains, flashing, chimneys and vents, skylights, control zone access, fall arrest anchors, and vents.

As a customer of The Roofing Company, you receive a courtesy annual inspection if you wish to take advantage of it. We highly recommend that you do.  

The Roofing Company is here to help you get to the root of the matter. Our friendly staff is just a phone call away to answer your roofing concerns.

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Frequently Asked Questions About TPO Roofing

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