Your roof is essential for protecting your home against the elements. Whenever there is any sign that there is an issue there, it is important that the problem gets solved right away. Part of being vigilant in making sure your roof is in good shape, is being aware of the signs that there is a potential problem. Nickerson Roofing is here to talk about some of the most common roof problems and help you be aware of the signs so that you can ensure your roof is ready to take on winter this year.
Do Shingles Shrink, Split, Blister & Lose Granules?
Beneath your shingles, your roof has a membrane. When this membrane shrinks, it can cause cracking and problems with your roof. If the membrane is compromised in any way, it can cause large problems down the road for you. Signs are blistering, ridging, splitting and shingle surface erosion.
Poor Roof Ventilation
If you want a long lasting roof, you need to have proper roof and attic ventilation. There should be vents at the eaves and soffits and near the top or ridge of your roof. This allows warm air to leave out the top of your roof and cold air to be sucked in the bottom. Without this natural ventilation, moisture can accumulate in your attic and it can mean big problems like mold and mildew as well as water damage.
Overhanging Tree Branches on Roof
Your tree shouldn’t be hanging over the top of your roof or touching the roof in any way. This can cause problems for your shingles as the branches start to rub off the granules. Branches can also fall on top of your roof. If you have trees that are close, keep them trimmed or remove them completely.
Punctured Holes on Roof
If you have experienced severe wind and hail, it can leave behind some nasty puncture marks on your roof. The sealant around penetrations like your chimney, should be inspected any time you experience severe weather like this.
Improper Roof Flashing
The flashing around your chimney is important. If it has been installed poorly, it can allow moisture to make its way into your home and cause other damage. You should have this checked during a routine roof inspection.
Roof Leaks & Moisture Problems
Obviously a major common repair for roofs is leaking. There are many things that can cause leaking problems for your roof. To name a few: wind, hail, snow and ice can all be a problem for your roof. This is especially true if your roof is old and on its last leg. Moisture from leaks that aren’t taken care of can cause rotting and mold issues in your attic and home.
Roof Repair, Replacement & More in Truckee, Mystic, Tahoe City, Kings Beach & The North Lake Tahoe Basin of California
If you have any signs that your roof need to be repaired, you can count on the roofing experts at Nickerson Roofing to handle it. Big or small, there is no repair that we can’t take care of. Keep your roof in good condition with an annual roof inspection. Now is a good time as we head into the winter months. Call us today!