Roofing systems can suffer from a variety of issues throughout their lifespan, requiring roof repair from time to time. Fortunately, the most common problem areas are easy to spot, allowing you to carry out the necessary repairs before they get worse. Of course, regular roof inspections are crucial to this as they enable you to detect such problems early. During your routine checks, make sure to take a look at the following areas:
Flashings basically seal off the perimeters, penetrations, valleys, drains, roofing edges and any other area where the roof covering is interrupted or terminated. They make sure that water won’t penetrate these areas and cause leaks in your home. Weather and oxidation are the most common causes of flashing deterioration. But sometimes the flashing can simply become loose. That said, you have to check this component for any signs of damage or deterioration to avoid moisture problems in your roofing system.
Gutters play a very important role of keeping water away from your home’s foundation. Typically, their most common issues include water and debris buildup, which can cause mold and mildew to grow under your roof. Apart from that, the weight of leaves, twigs and water stuck in the gutters and downspouts can cause these parts to sag and pull away from the fascia. Roofing specialists recommend cleaning the gutters regularly so as to avoid any dirt buildup in the system.
Shingles are designed to last for a long time. But due to various elements like storms and other extreme weather events, some of them may get broken or dislodged from your roof. This can leave the underlying wood exposed to rotting, moisture, holes and other kinds of damage. Furthermore, shingles can also be prone to discoloration and curling. Discoloration is often a sign of a roof leak while curling is typically a result of lack of ventilation or improperly installed fasteners.
Brownstone Roofing specializes in residential and commercial roofing services. We offer our expertise in roof replacement and repair as well as storm damage repair. Call us at (502) 443-9222, or fill out our contact form to request a quote. We serve customers in New Albany, IN.