Having a professional inspect your roof for signs of deterioration is the best way to know if your roof needs to be repaired or replaced. We have compiled a list of roofing problems that would necessitate hiring a qualified roofing contractor like Century Home Improvements.
Structural damage – If an object such as a large branch falls on your roof, it could cause serious damage. If not addressed, such structural damage can extend beyond the surface of the roof and result in bigger roofing issues. A professional can assess the situation and fix the damage to ensure your roof is in good shape
Defective flashing –Flashing is the material that is installed around chimneys, skylights, in roof valleys and areas where two roof surfaces meet and is used to prevent leaks. Leaks around these areas are a sign that flashing is incorrectly installed, damaged, or outdated. A professional can inspect your roof and repair it to prevent the problem from becoming worse.
Improper ventilation –Generally, roofs should have strategically-placed vents to allow for a free flow of air in the attic. This helps to regulate moisture and minimize the risk of health problems while keeping pests away. If you notice leaks, rodents, or unexplained high energy bills, a professional can help to establish whether there is a problem with the roof ventilation.
Loose or missing shingles –Strong winds, overhanging branches that scrape the roof, poor ventilation and shrinking of the underlying roof membrane are just some of the many reasons shingles become loose or go missing. If you notice areas with missing shingles, you should call an expert before it is too late.
Malfunctioning gutters and downspouts –If there are pools of stagnant water on your roof, there is a chance your gutters and downspouts are not working well. Since this can cause water damage as well as other serious consequences, you should get an expert to inspect them for breakage or clogging.
Leaking roof –A leaking roof is one of the most common signs of roofing problems and one that can wreak havoc if not addressed. Since there are many causes of leaks, only a qualified contractor will help to prevent costly repairs and extend the life of your roof.
Faulty installation –Another reason you should consider calling a qualified roofing contractor is faulty installation. This problem will not only lead to roofing problems in the future but may also present serious safety risks.
Century’s roofing contractors will advise you on the best methods to ensure a long-lasting roof over your home or business. Our vast experience includes all lines of asphalt roofing, rubber roofing, metal, aluminum, copper roofing and slate. Century services your account to ensure your satisfaction!