Your roof is the first line of defence against the elements, but no matter how durable your roof may be, residential roofing isn’t immune to damage and wear and tear. To help you protect your home, our experts have put together this list of common residential roofing issues and how you can identify them.
If you discover any of these issues, avoid trying to repair them on your own. Instead contact a professional roofing company to perform the necessary repairs.
The Problem: Leaks. The most common culprits are missing shingles, damaged flashing, and worn-out sealants around penetrations, like a chimney or skylight.
The Solution: Do a visual inspection of your roof from the safety of the ground after heavy rain or other severe weather. You should also inspect the ceiling and upper walls of the highest story of your home to look for signs of water damage, such as staining or damp areas.
The Problem: Missing or Damaged Shingles. High winds can rip shingles off your residential roofing, but general wear and tear can also loosen them.
The Solution: Regularly conduct a visual inspection of your roof from the ground to check for areas with missing or damaged shingles. You can also check your gutter downspouts to see if significant amounts of shingle granules have been deposited on the ground, which can indicate that your shingles are worn out or damaged.
The Problem: Poor Ventilation. If your attic doesn’t have proper ventilation, it can cause moisture issues, which can lead to rotting, moldy, or otherwise compromised roofing.
The Solution: Ensure that you have installed proper ventilation with intake and exhaust vents to help control moisture in your attic. Make a habit of checking the attic for signs of moisture damage at least twice per year.
If you’re having issues with your residential roofing, our team at Red Monarch Roofing & Construction is ready to assist you. Reach out today to inquire about our services or get an estimate!