The roof on your home is probably something that you haven’t given much thought about. Many homeowners don’t think about their roof until there is a problem they’re dealing with. It is important that homeowners know what the most common trouble areas of their roof are so that they can be on the lookout for issues that need to be addressed. Nickerson Roofing is here to point out common problem areas so homeowners can stay on top of roofing issues that can end up costing them in big repairs.
Common Roofing Problems
If there are problems on your roof that go undetected, it can end up causing significant damage to your home. Here are some of the most common roof problems that you should be on the lookout for.
– Gutters: Many people don’t think about their gutter system when they think about the roof on their home. However, the gutters play a large role in the condition of your roof. If there are blockages in your gutters that don’t allow water to flow properly down the gutters and downspouts, it can leave your roof compromised with rot and water damage. It can also allow water to trickle down to the foundation which can cause foundation damage as well. Gutter maintenance is crucial.
– Roof Shingles: As your roof gets older, you might start to notice that the shingles start to curl, lose granules or develop cracks. Damage to your shingles will most definitely leave you with water damage as your roof starts to develop leaks.
– Roof Flashing: Every roof has valleys, gaps or corners that need to be sealed. If you have a chimney or other protrusions on your roof, they will have flashing around them to keep them sealed as well. Over time, the flashing can become loose which will leave your roof susceptible to water damage.
– Soffit & Fascia: There is a board that runs along the bottom of your roof line that is known as the fascia. It works to form a barrier for your home from the outdoor elements. It can be a weak point on your roof though. It is also a part of your roof that is highly visible as well. The soffit is the area that is found underneath the eaves of your house. They are responsible for draw moisture and heat out of the attic in your home. These two areas of your roof are susceptible to damage and should be inspected often.
Roof Repair, Replacement & More in Truckee, Mystic, Tahoe City, Kings Beach & The North Lake Tahoe Basin of California
If you have any concerns about your roof, you can turn to Nickerson Roofing to inspect your roof and let you know what kind of problems you’re facing. We have the experience needed to closely examine your roof and detect any signs of trouble with your roof. Our team of highly qualified technicians can make any necessary repairs to ensure your home is protected against the elements. Call us today!