If you’re a homeowner, then you know that your roof is one of the most important parts of your house. It protects your home from the elements, keeps you and your family warm and dry, and adds value to your property. But even the best roofs can suffer damage sometimes. Here are three common kinds of roof damage that you should be aware of.
Water can seep through cracks in your roof, leading to leaks and eventually major damage. The metal pieces that are installed under the shingle called “flashing” serve as an extra protection for you home’s exterior against moisture entering from outside sources like gutters or siding next door; if they’re not tightly fastened then water will pass through them easily into whatever lies below – which may include walls made of paper! It’s more important these days than ever before because many homes have flat roofs instead of steeply pitched ones so there isn’t much engineering involved when deciding how best to withstand heavy rains (or snowfall).
Poorly installed flashing can lead to problems with wind-blown tents and other damage. Seam openings up under the shingles, allowing air flow that causes a popping sound when it meets closing edges of fabric or metal sheets in this case will cause your roofer over $10k worth of work!
Leaks can happen due to storm damage such as heavy rainfall, hail or snow accumulation. If you live in an area that sees lots of winter weather (like many parts on the east coast), make sure your roof is able to support all those pounds and have proper slope so it won’t sit there for long periods before melting away! When this happens, moisture could leave your home vulnerable for mold infestation too–so be careful with how much weighty stuff gets collected against its walls during extreme seasons.
Homeownership comes with a lot of responsibilities, including the regular upkeep and maintenance of your home. This includes fixing any damage that may occur, big or small. If you are unsure of how to go about identifying or repairing roof damage problems on your own, it is best to call in a professional. They will be able to help assess the situation and recommend the best course of action for getting your roof back into good condition. Have questions about this topic? Please do not hesitate to contact me. I would be happy to help in any way I can.