When you purchase a home, you might not imagine the problems that will crop up later. You’ve probably heard the saying, “Expect the Best, but Prepare for the Worst“. That applies to roofing. When you know what to look for, you might be able to avoid costly repairs and other problems that homeowners hate.
Water damage doesn’t always manifest as a noticeable leak. If the damage gets that far, you need to call a roofing expert immediately to get the leak properly repaired. Water damage can also affect the layers of insulation and the wooden decking that your roof is attached to. If you have missing shingles, or shingles that are beginning to curl and warp, water damage could be the culprit. Also look for places on your roof where water ponds.
The wind can be punishing to a roof, especially during storm season. The most visible effect of wind damage is missing tiles or shingles. However, the wind can also knock over trees or send debris flying into your roof. This type of damage almost always requires a professional to fix it. On the bright side, homeowner’s insurance could help defray some of the costs of repairs.
Roofs are meant to last, so if yours seems to have frequent problems, there could be a workmanship issue at hand. Did you research the roofer who did your installation or repairs? Did you look for reviews of their skills? Improper installation of shingles, flashing, or the structures beneath the roof can cause it to deteriorate faster than normal.
Don’t keep shelling out money to repair your roof. Get a trusted roofer on site to inspect it, and get a quote for professional repairs.