Roof problems are one of the biggest threats to any home. Even the smallest roofing problems can escalate into something big (and expensive to fix) if left unchecked. If you want to avoid spending thousands of dollars on major roof repair, you have to be aware of what roofers often watch out for to stop the problems before they cause any major damage. Empire Roofing and More discusses four of them:
Leaks and Moisture Buildup
The most well-known roofing problem, leaks can be caused by different factors, though breaks in the roof’s sheathing and top surface are the most common. Instead of flowing to the side and into the gutters, water can seep through these small gaps where it can cause damage to more vulnerable areas of the roof. Our team of roofers can detect the earliest signs of roof leaks and put a stop to them to minimize damage.
Mold growth shows up as black, fuzzy patches on areas where leaks or condensation happen. The moisture on the surface is perfect for encouraging mold to multiply. If neglected, mold growth can pose a serious health risk, especially to people who have weak lungs or have other respiratory problems. It’s important to get rid of what’s causing the mold to grow before calling a home remodeler to change the ceiling.
Damaged Top layer
Strong winds and impact from falling debris can greatly weaken the shingles on the roof, lifting or tearing loose bits off the roof’s surface. For flat roofs, a damaged top layer usually “bursts” at the seams along the flashing or becomes less resistant to puncture damage. If neglected, a damaged top layer can leave other, more vulnerable parts of the roof exposed to even more roofing problems.
If a home’s HVAC is using too much energy to keep indoor air temperatures consistent, there’s a good chance that the roof’s insulation has a problem. This usually happens if the insulation is either damaged or inadequate in the first place. Roofs with poor insulation can cost you a lot in the long run in terms of higher electricity bills, so get help from professional roofers ASAP.
Have you spotted any of these roofing problems? If you did, don’t hesitate to call Empire Roofing and More. We are the leading provider of roofing services in Wexford and Pittsburgh, PA. Call us at (412) 618-4729 or fill out our contact form for further inquiries.