The 5 Most Common Roofing Issues you’ll Experience

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Fall is here and it’s time to once again examine the state of your house and get any last minute projects taken care of.

Not sure if your roof needs work or not? Take a look at the 5 common roofing issues homeowners are likely to experience.

  1. Leaky Roof and Water Damage

It may seem obvious that a leaky roof can cause problems, but the reality is that leaks often sneak up on homeowners. Most leaks do not happen overnight and are typically the result of undetected water damage or moisture. If you notice moisture or leaks in your roof, siding, or attic it is essential that you get it inspected immediately.

  1. Flashing Issues

The flashing, or seal on your roof, can cause problems if it is not installed properly or becomes damaged in anyway. If your waterproofing fails, rain water and other moisture can penetrate your roof and cause leaks, pipe damage and more. Identifying flashing issues can be done on your own, but it is best to consult with a roofing contractor before attempting to repair or replace your flashing.

  1. Soffit Troubles

Think of your soffit as the lungs that allow your attic to breathe.  Well installed soffit will help facilitate the needed air flow for your home and provide protection for the beams and roof frame. Remember, most roofing issues are the result of moisture and your soffit is no different.  Mold or rotting on your rafters can indicate that your soffit is not doing its job and needs to be replaced.

  1. Damaged Shingles

Roofs in the Detroit Metro area are at the mercy of some harsh weather elements. In addition to snow and ice storms, even severe winds can damage your shingles, sometimes taking them off completely.  Damaged or missing shingles spell disaster for your roof and can leave it vulnerable to moisture issues, causing rotting to occur. Discovering missing shingles is typically an easy task as bare patches of your roof should be visible upon close inspection.

  1. Faulty Installation

Ultimately, how well your roof was installed will determine what potential problems you may have with it.  Do not attempt do-it-yourself roofing projects unless you are absolutely certain about the process, or you have received the proper training.  Good results take time and effort and any professional roofing contractor should be able to stand by their service.

Are you experiencing any of these issues with your roof? If so, contact us today to schedule a consultation