Often neglected the roof is the main protective layer between the external weather conditions and the inside of the building.
As such, it’s vulnerable to damage and roof problems resulting from strong winds, lack of maintenance, and low-quality materials. Some of the most common roofing issues include leaking, bad repairs, and bad workmanship.
Keep reading to discover the five most common roofing issues and how to fix them.
Fix Your Roof Problems
If you don’t take care of the roof regularly, the small problems can escalate, cause further damage, and require more money for fixing.
Read below to see how to recognize them and keep them from getting worse.
1. Design and Installation Problems
Many roofing problems are a direct result of faulty workmanship. If you’re not familiar with roof installations and repairs, you may not know what quality work looks like.
If the roofers don’t prepare the area and materials properly, you’ll end up with quicker wear and tear and water accumulation.
Using cheap, incompatible materials is a guaranteed way to have roof problems in the future.
To counter this. make sure you take your time when hiring a roofing contractor and although quality roofing companies may charge more, they’re knowledgeable and use the best materials, designs, and installation techniques. But be sure to ask the right questionsbefore you hire your next roofing company.
2. Roof Leaks
Roof leakage is one of the most common roof issues. It can be caused by various reasons, such as weather conditions, punctures in the seams, worn-out materials, and improper installation.
With commercial roofs, most of the leaking happens due to loosely fastened flashing details.
The only real way to remedy this is as soon as you notice the first signs of leaking, call a professional commercial roofing company or residential roofer to handle it before bigger damage occurs.
3. Improper Maintenance
Another major roofing problem is improper maintenance, which often happens with larger buildings.
Commercial roofs cover a bigger surface than residential roofs and use different materials, so they’re harder to maintain.
Roof upkeep is essential for preventing common issues like leaks, breakage, damages, and moisture retention.
Flashing is the material used to provide a barrier between all theother roofing materials. This is crucial to prevent leaks, cracks, and billowing.
If the flashing is loosely installed or improperly sealed, it can lead to serious problems. It will make the roof more prone to damage and weaken its insulation due to harsh winds and heavy rain.
5. Improper Previous Repairs
If this isn’t the first time you’ve had roofing issues, the problem may be in bad previous repairs.
Maybe the roofing company didn’t fix the problem all the way or used low-quality materials. In fact, some of the most common metal roof problems are due to improper repairs.
Before you go for a new roof repair company, ask around for recommendations from friends and family.Online reviews can be very helpful to make sure you hire the best people in the business.
Nobody likes to deal with roof problems and often times when the roof does have issues it comes at the worst possible time for building owners. But if you take away anything from this, it’s PLEASE CHECK YOUR ROOF AT LEAST TWICE A YEAR. Just by doing this, you’re already going to save money in the long run because you’ll be able to catch roof issues right away instead of letting them turn into a catastrophe
In Los Angeles or in need of an Orange County Roofer? Why not Central Roofing? We specialize in commercial roofing and have been around since 1992. Additionally, we have offices throughout Los Angeles and Orange County and all of our estimates are free.
That’s it for this week. Stay tuned for more helpful roofing articles just like this one, and take care.
Andres is the Marketing Director at Central Roofing Company. He writes about commercial roofing, cool roofs, and everything else roofing related.
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