The roof is the one thing that protects your home from rain, wind, and other weather conditions. It’s also an important part of your property. That’s why you should be taking care of it! But what are the most recurrent roof problems? The most common roof problems are water damage, leaks, mold, or mildew growth due to moisture in the roof decking (shingles), and damaged shingles. This blog post will go over solutions for these roof problems–and more!–so you can start fixing them now!
Fixing a leaky roof
One of the most common roof problems is roof leaks. If your roof leaks, you need to find out where it’s coming from so that the water doesn’t cause more damage on your roof or in your home. You can spot roof leaks by looking for discoloration, peeling paint inside the house near the source of leakage, warped floorboards above the roof decking, and mold or mildew growth.
How to fix roof leaks: you need to fix the source of leakage before your roof can be repaired.
Take the time to explore online sources. This is where you will be able to find roof repair cost information. If it’s a roofing nail that came loose due to weather conditions (like strong wind), replace the roofing nails with rubber grommets or aluminum rings on top of each hole.
● Loose nail
If it’s a roofing nail that came loose due to wear and tear, replace the roof decking with plywood. If your roof is leaking due to an accumulation of snow on top of the roof, you can use ice-and-water shield underlayment over the entire roof area or self-adhering membrane (self-stick roofing underlayment) over the roof deck.
If your roof is leaking due to a crack in your roof, you can apply hot asphalt (liquid-applied membrane with fiberglass reinforcement). This will provide flexible waterproofing and self-healing when it comes into contact with water. Applying this on top of roofing felt (self-stick roofing underlayment) will give your roof additional support.
Fixing a moldy roof deck
Another one of the most common roof problems is damage to the roof deck due to moisture and humidity in the air, which can lead to black spots on your wood or composite shingle roofs. You can fix roof deck mold by using an asphalt product or roofing cement to fill in the cracks, then applying a coat of roof paint over it.
Fixing damaged shingles
If your roof has damage due to missing shingle granules–or just because you need a few new ones added to your roof for aesthetic reasons! You can purchase roof shingles that come in a variety of colors. You can also purchase roof shingles that are made out of different materials, like asphalt or metal, so you have the freedom to choose what works best for your roof and home!
In the end, your roof is a major part of protecting your home from external forces. It’s important to make sure it stays in good condition by performing regular maintenance and repairs when necessary. If you have any questions about what you can do for your own house or how roofers can help with their services, don’t hesitate to get in touch with them.