If you are a homeowner or business owner, no doubt you want to ensure that you are appropriately protecting your roof from damage. There are numerous ways your roof can be damaged, most of which can be prevented or stopped before they get too bad. Our Fort Worth roofing company shares some common reasons behind roof issues and complications. Knowing what to look for can save you trouble and money in the future!
Five of the most common roofing problems include:
Faulty or Poor Installation
If your roof was poorly installed, your chances of having issues in the future dramatically increase. When you hire a professional to install your roof, you want to make sure that they not only know what they are doing but that they don’t cut corners by trying to speed up the process or cut down on costs.
Water that sits still without proper drainage can cause major water damage. If you have a roof HVAC unit that isn’t properly draining, a flat roof or dip, or if there is too much debris in the way, your roof could be at risk. As soon as you notice sitting water on your roof, you should inspect it for water damage.
Animals, Critters, and Insects
Creatures, such as rodents, birds, and bugs, can create a surprising amount of damage. As soon as you suspect that your roof could be under attack, call an exterminator or animal control. Getting the problem taken care of as quickly as possible can save you a ton of money in the long run.
Overhanging tree limbs might look aesthetically pleasing, but they can rub your roof and cause damage to shingles and the protective top lawyer. In the event of a storm, disease, or Deadwood, the limbs of the tree could also pose a hazard, since they can break off and fall on your roof. Falling limbs have been known to break, puncture, or even crush roofing.
Attic and roof ventilation is an essential part of the health and longevity of your roof. Vents should be placed near the base and tops of your roof, so that cool air comes in through the bottom and warm air escapes through the top. If poorly ventilated, warm air and moisture can build up in your attic, damaging rafters, insulation, sheathing, and potentially creating mold or mildew.
For more roofing tips and tricks, contact Bronco Roofing & Construction today.