Did you know that most common roofing problems are completely avoidable? As one of the most trusted roof repair experts in Indiana, we take a look at these roofing problems and explain what you can do to avoid them in today’s post.
Common Roofing Problems
Leaks are a symptom of a larger problem. Normal wear and tear can eventually cause roofing leaks, but impact from hailstones, large tree branches or airborne debris are more common culprits. Leaks worsen over time, so at the first sign of a leak you need to arrange for prompt repairs.
Wind damage, especially around the roof edges, is another common problem. The first row of shingles in every roof is particularly vulnerable to strong winds, which is why the installation of your roof needs to be flawless. Some roofing systems like the GAF Lifetime Roofing System feature a one-piece starter strip that is installed using a combination of adhesive and nails, enhancing the roof’s protection against blow-offs and preventing the need for unplanned roof repair.
Improper attic ventilation is yet another common roofing problem that can lead to leaks as well as structural issues. If the attic isn’t properly ventilated, heat and moisture will build up and damage your roof from below, leading to leaks, ice dams and other issues.
Prevention Is Better Than the Cure
Fortunately, most common roofing problems are preventable with scheduled maintenance and timely roof repairs. With the exception of sudden impact caused by extreme weather, most of these roof problems develop over time. Regularly checking on the roof’s condition and having even minor damage repaired promptly will extend the service life of your roof and help you avoid widespread damage to your roof and home.
Universal Roofing and Exteriors offers an extensive array of professional repair and maintenance services, including storm damage repair and assistance with the roofing insurance claims process. Our team will perform a thorough inspection, help you come up with a maintenance and repair plan, and ensure that you get the most out of your roof.
To learn more about our residential and commercial roofing services, call Universal Roofing and Exteriors today at (317) 257-0779 . You can also fill out our contact form to schedule a free estimate. We serve Indianapolis, Fishers and Zionsville, IN.