Roofs are designed to be durable, resilient and stand up against harsh external elements and the effects of time. But despite this, there are times when even the strongest roof money can buy will run into problems, whether due to severe meteorological phenomena, a physical accident or simply the effects of wear and tear taking their toll. What are the most common roofing problems homeowners call roofers for? Expert contractor Ryan Construction Systems, Inc. is here to tell you.
Unpredictable weather. Weather is one of the main reasons why roofers get last-minute calls from homeowners. Roofs are certainly durable, but there are times when meteorological phenomena become too strong for them to handle. Hurricanes with extreme wind speeds rising above Category 2 or 3 can blow off shingles and cause debris to fly around and batter your roof. Hailstorms can produce hailstones the size of golf balls and send them speeding toward your roof, creating punctures and leaks.
Moisture problems. Homeowners also frequently call roofers due to the effects of moisture in their roofing systems and attics. Most of the time, this happens due to poor ventilation, when hot, humid air has no way to escape the attic, causing moisture buildup that enables rot to settle in the wood and pose risks to structural integrity. This can also lead to the growth of mold and mildew that can put your health at risk, so if these issues occur frequently, consider investing in a good roof vent to promote better airflow and circulation within the confines of your home.
Leaks and gutter issues. Leaks and gutter issues often occur due to neglect or poor maintenance. Gutters, in particular, are often neglected since they seem to look okay when viewed from a distance or when you look at their surface. But only roofers have the technical know-how to properly diagnose the true condition of your gutter system. Leaks, on the other hand, are usually the result of not keeping to a regular maintenance and inspection schedule. These leaks can be the result of putting off repairs, ice dams forming on the edge of the roof or worn-down sections finally weakening to the point that water seeps into the crevices.
Ryan Construction Systems, Inc. is a professional home improvement contractor dedicated to providing the safest, most innovative choices for repairs and remodeling since 1986. From high-quality roof replacements to complete home remodeling services, we pride ourselves in operational excellence as it pertains to our workmanship and the materials we install, which is evident through our GAF Certification and Better Business Bureau® A+ rating!
If you have any questions, you can contact us by calling (816) 741-1941 or filling out our contact form to request an estimate. We proudly serve clients and homeowners in and around Kansas City, MO.