The Most Common Roofing Problems
Roofing problems may be obvious, or may be virtually unnoticeable to the average homeowner, but they’re always a pain, and it’s always extremely important to have them repaired. Any problems with your Houston home’s roofing can quickly grow into major issues for your home, so they need to be taken care of as soon as possible once they develop.
The professionals at Duran Roofing and Remodeling can assist you with any Houston roof repairs you need for your roofing, but if you can identify the problems, you’ll have a much better chance of being able to contact a professional as soon as possible.
Here are some of the most common roofing problems that occur:
No matter what kind of roof you have on your Houston home, if it has any leak, you’re probably dealing with a major problem. Leaks in your roofing could have a number of different causes, but one of the most likely culprits is joint damage.
Joints between the roofing and a chimney or between two sloped sections of a roof. These parts of your roof are highly susceptible to leaks.
Another part of your roof that can leak easily is its flashing. The term “flashing” can refer to a number of different waterproofing materials. Flashing is used wherever something sticks up through the roof, like a chimney, pipes, or vent stacks. Flashing is used to protect against leaks in these areas.
However, over the years, parts of your roof that have flashing can become weak spots where rain is able to get underneath your shingles. If the problem is caught early enough, this area can easily be resealed. If it’s left untreated for a significant period of time, however, it could turn into a major leak that requires extensive repair.
Roofs are designed to withstand the forces of nature, but they’re all the first line of defense against storms, and weather can take its toll on your Houston home’s roofing over time. Roofs are meant to shed rain and snow efficiently, and to withstand high winds.
However, if the shingles become loose, wind can slip underneath them and pull them up. After that occurs, the rest of your roofing is more vulnerable to storm damage.
Soffit and Fascia Damage
The “soffit” is the wood or metal panel which is on the underside of a roof’s overhang.
The “fascia” is the board that runs behind your gutter, or along the roof line.
Both of these parts of your Houston home’s roofing are very vulnerable to damage. Fascia is easily damaged by moisture. Small animal and insects often form habitats in the soffit, and they can cause cracks, holes, and rotting.
The best way to take care of these problems is to have preventative roofing maintenance performed on your roofing. Our Houston roofing contractors recommend that you have your roofing inspected at least once every three years in order to find smaller problems and have them repaired before they cause much larger issues.