Common Roofing Conditions: Know About The Common Problems & Their Solutions

The roof is an important part of any property and plays a crucial role in protecting the home from the elements. Over time, roofing materials can become damaged and deteriorate, leading to a range of common roofing conditions. Whether it is a flat roof, or a tiled or slate-pitched rooftop, all are subject to the toughest of the climate and are more than likely, sooner or later, to require work. Detailed below , there are a few common roofing conditions that a roofing contractor will come across on a regular basis.

4 Most Common Roofing Problems

1. Leaks and Moisture

Leaks.  Generally leaks are  a sign of a more extensive problem. As a homeowner, leaks should be considered a major concern. Moisture causes the decay of roofing materials and therefore significantly depletes the quality and strength of your roof. Moreover, leaks can start just about anywhere; under flashing, around fixtures, and even in shingles and other materials

If you can see signs of a leak such as bubbling paint or stained ceilings, you should contact your roofer immediately. Leaks must be repaired in order to prevent further damage to your roof and property. If you are from Denver, Colorado, you should contact us. We are a well known reputable  roofing company with thousands of online reviews.

2. Tenting and Cracking

Some of the roof materials may begin to tent or bow over time, leaving the materials underneath exposed to wind and water. If the shingles or flashing are not properly laid, or they become weak over time, they risk exposing the rest of the roof to the elements. Wind can easily blow tented shingles off of the roof, leaving the base materials without cover. 

Shingles and flashing can crack as they age, leaving small gaps in the roof. The problem with cracked shingles or flashing can be hard to identify visually and requires an up-close inspection to detect. This can be especially problematic in hot climates where cheaper roof materials begin to warp after a few years in the hot sun. Asphalt shingles are the most vulnerable as they can bend in the heat and are light enough to get carried off in the wind.

It is important to have a professional roofer regularly inspect your roof to ensure it is in good condition and to address any issues promptly. Don’t wait for a small issue to turn into a major problem, contact our roofing experts today to schedule your roof inspection.

3. Penetrations and Punctures

They are usually a result of damage to the roofing material either by hail or wind. Usually, the flashing and sealant around penetrations can get damaged leaving some parts of the roof exposed and not functioning as they should be. It helps to have regular checks done on the roof to ensure that everything, including the sealant, is actually in place and serving its purpose.

Don’t wait until it’s too late, schedule a roof inspection today to ensure that your roof is functioning at its best. Protect your property and make sure that the flashing and sealant around penetrations are in top condition.

4. Pooling Water

This is a huge problem for individuals with flat roofs. Normally, water should only collect on the top. However, due to factors such as poor installation, you will find the water pooling to form ponds on the roof. This increases the risk of water damage to the top and presents a drainage problem.

To avoid this, it’s recommended to have a professional assess and fix any potential drainage issues before they become a larger problem. Investing in proper installation and maintenance of your flat roof will ensure its longevity and prevent any water damage.

Final Words

No matter which material or style you choose for your new roof, you can rest assured knowing that Northern Lights Exteriors is a full-service exterior remodeling company that is experienced enough to install just about any type of replacement roof you need. Whether it’s asphalt shingles, shake, stone-coated steel, clay or concrete tile, polymer slate or shake, or metal, we’re more than qualified to install them all. Just give us a call

Northern Lights Exteriors LLC
11375 Weld County Road 23
Fort Lupton, Colorado 80621

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