Routine roofing maintenance will help keep your roof in good condition. But even a well-maintained roof will need repairs once in a while. Having an idea on what the common reasons why roofs need repairs can help reduce the risk of roofing damage and the frequency of repairs.
The top reasons roofs need roof repairs are:
Moisture damage is the primary reason why repairs are needed, mostly because your roof is your home’s first line of defense against the elements. Excess moisture can come from several sources, such as clogged gutters or poor ventilation. That’s why it’s important that you have professional roofing contractors routinely inspect your roof. Through routine inspections, contractors can fix relatively minor moisture damage before it affects other parts of your home. And, to further reduce the risk of leaks and moisture damage, you should choose a type of roofing material that can handle your area’s climate.
Here’s a tip: if you’re planning a roof replacement, it’s best to hire local contractors. Since they’re more familiar with your area’s climate, they can make better recommendations.
You should always keep an eye on your roof’s joints – the areas where roofing panels overlap – which are considered the weak points of a conventional roofing system. By extension, flashing – thin strips of metal covering roof joints – are also considered weak points. Over time, your roof’s flashing will loosen, allowing water to infiltrate your roof. To make sure your flashing isn’t easily dislodged by strong winds or rain, only experienced contractors from a roofing services company should handle the installation of roof flashing.
Extreme Weather Events
No matter how durable your roof is, it’s bound to suffer some form of damage after a storm. As a rule of thumb, you should always have your roof inspected after a storm.
Hill Roofing Corporation, a local roofing company with four decades of experience, offers a wide range of professional roofing services, including residential and commercial roof replacement services. To get a free estimate, call us at (703) 754-0964, or fill out this form. We serve homeowners in Manassas, VA, as well as the surrounding communities.