Moisture is one of the common causes of roof damage. It manifests in a variety of ways, whether in the form of damp insulation, rusty metal, discolored ceiling or sagging walls. These often occur when roof leaks are left unchecked. Fortunately, these problems can be prevented, most of which can easily be identified through roof inspection. Here are four ways you can prevent moisture from damaging your roofing system.
It is important for homeowners to check their asphalt shingle roofs for signs of wear and tear. More often than not, certain forms of damage would require the expertise of professionals. Shingle cupping is one of the notable indicators to look out for during inspections.
Built-up roofing (BUR) is one of the most commonly used types of commercial roofing. Also known as “tar and gravel” roofing, it is made up of layers of material laminated together. These include fiberglass or asphalt-coated base sheet, felt or fabric-like layer, bitumen and a surfacing component like gravel or asphalt. Through these layers, a flat or low-sloped commercial roof becomes durable, versatile and long lasting.
Roofing problems can still occur even under the best conditions. Shrinkage is one of them, and it happens in modified bitumen and ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM) roofing systems.
A well-maintained gutter system is important. The better your gutter system’s maintenance, the less you have to worry about, especially during rainy days. In some instances, however, homeowners forget their gutters even exist due to time constraints. This, in turn, results in a whole host of problems for your gutters and, by extension, your home.