At some point, your roof is bound to suffer some form of damage. Having an idea on what the most common forms of damage are can help you fix them before they worsen. Dynamic Roofing Concepts, Inc., a top roof repair contractor in the state, lists some of the most common roofing problems below.
Roof leaks are the most common form of roof damage. Leaks are especially problematic because they let in moisture, which can cause rot, mold, and, left unattended, even structural damage.
The problem is compounded by the difficulty of spotting the warning signs. Signs of moisture damage indoors, e.g. black stains and watermarks, are noticeable enough, but it takes a trained eye to pinpoint the subtle signs. As such, it would be better to leave work like roof inspections to qualified roofing professionals.
Bald Patches on Asphalt Roofs
However, you should be able to notice bald patches on asphalt shingles, a popular type of roofing material among homeowners. Granule erosion is usually to blame for these bald patches.
Keep in mind, however, that some minor granule erosion is natural and to be expected. It’s when they start to form bald patches that it becomes problematic. And since these granules protect asphalt shingles from UV rays, it’s only a matter of time until leaks start to form. Replacing these shingles or the roof altogether can help prevent damage to other parts of your home.
Granule erosion increases as your roof ages, and as such, is a common occurrence for older homes. If your home has been around for quite a while, check if it has kick-out flashing, a feature that is missing in some homes. Kick-out flashing covers the point where the roof edge meets the sidewall. If your home doesn’t have it, there’s a high risk that rain run-off will spill onto your siding and damage it.
If you see any of the aforementioned warning signs, have a certified contractor inspect your roof right away.
Dynamic Roofing Concepts, Inc., a family-owned GAF® Master Elite® contractor, offers a wide variety of premium roofing systems, including metal roofing systems, as well as roofing services. To get a free quote, call us at (813) 257-9355 or fill out this form. We serve homeowners in Tampa, FL.