Addressing Roof Problems On Your Home

 In Roof maintenance, Roof Repair

Addressing Your Roof Problems

Whether you see them coming or not, roof problems can easily become a significant expense. In addition to having an emergency fund for such situations, you should familiarize yourself with common problems and solutions. The simplest way to avoid unnecessary roof repair and replacement is proper maintenance.

Recently, BUILDINGS magazine examined which roof problems are most common and what conditions can cause these problems to worsen over time. If you notice one of the following issues on your roof, please feel free to give us a call at (404)-863-2598 or schedule an appointment online. At Select Roofing Consultants, we’re happy to help with your roofing questions and concerns.

(1) Leaks and MoistureRoof Problems

It doesn’t matter if your roof is made from shingles, stone, rock, brick, or wood. If your roof is leaking, you have a serious problem. Leaks are caused by a number of things, but the most common cause in built-up roofs is improperly fastened flashing details. This mistake usually takes place during installation. 

Other popular causes of leaks include poor moisture barriers, head laps, backwater laps, and seams. If you notice any kind of leak in your roof, get in touch with our team right away.

(2) Installation Issues

Building on the general causes of roof leaks, poor installation decisions can lead to a number of roof problems. If you plan on having your roof replaced, get in touch with a reputable company that boasts experienced technicians. This company will be accountable for any installation-caused issues in the future.

(3) Poor Maintenance

Unfortunately, homeowners often fail to maintain their roof properly. The more educated you are on roofing, the easier it will be to catch problems before they get out of hand. Some keywords include ponding water, pitch pockets, and flashing. Learn what these things are, and you’ll be in good shape.

(4) Safety Concerns

All roofs are required to meet certain safety standards, based mostly on whether the roof is in a residential or commercial area. If you notice that your roof fails to keep yourself or your family safe, get in touch with a team of experts as soon as possible.  You should also feel safe during the roof repair and replacement process. 

(5) Botched Repairs

Poor repairs can change your roofing problem from a quick fix to an entire roof replacement in a matter of weeks. This problem applies to all kinds of roofs – and represents why you should never attempt to repair your roof based on information obtained online or in a manual. Hire a professional. This is far less expensive than the alternative, should something go wrong.

Readers should note that quite a few of these common problems are caused by installation and repair. The more you trust your roof repair professionals, the better off your home (and your wallet) will be.

Select Roofing Consultants is proud to be that company for anyone in the greater Atlanta area. Fill out the form below to schedule an appointment today. We offer free consultations and we’re happy to answer any questions you might have about your roof.

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