Roofs, like everything else, don’t last forever. There are many different problems that require repair to keep the roof in working order, here we are going to look at the top 5 roofing problems.

Wind-Damage

Wind Damage & Blow-Offs

As can be seen above, wind can be a serious roofing problem if either the roof has not been installed correctly due to shabbily attached flashing and/or severely bad weather like storms and hurricanes. Tiles and water-proof coverings can come loose and blow-off of the roof itself which not only makes your roof less effective and less attractive, but it poses a health and safety hazard.

Unsatisfactory Workmanship

Nothing is worse than needing repairs due to the inexperience and poor roofing workmanship of cowboy builders. They will often cut corners and not follow legitimate guidelines which results in the customer paying more money for even more repairs.

Not only does shoddy roofing workmanship result in needing more repairs, it dramatically decreases the life-expectancy of the roof itself, in some cases, w whole new roof may need fitted.

Improper Repairs

Going on from unsatisfactory workmanship, improper roofing repairs continue to plague customer’s roofs. This is quite common when repairing metal roofs, less experienced workmen may use the completely wrong materials when trying to restore or repair something wrong with a roof. This more often that not, makes the problem even worse, leading to the customer paying more for further repairs.

Make sure to have a trusted and reliable roofer at hand to make sure this doesn’t happen to you.

Moisture and Roof Leakage

Moisture getting in from the roof is a very common roofing problem that usually requires expert attention as it can pose safety hazards. As more time passes, a leak will get worse, letting in more and more water from outside weather which can damage the integrity of the roof itself.

A good moisture barrier is always needed under the roof itself to prevent this, but over time through aging and/or damage, this layer can become less effective and may need replacing to prevent future leakage. Customers are advised to have their roof and moisture barrier surveyed every few years or so.

Lack of Maintenance

Having regular roof surveys and educating yourself on the signs to look for when inspecting your roof can mean detecting problems while they are small, meaning fewer repairs have to be carried out, saving the customer money.

Some companies like Balmore carry out free roof surveys with no strings attached, meaning there’s no reason not to get in touch and get your roof checked out for any problems. The earlier the problem is identified, the less repairs will cost.

 

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