Investing in regular roof maintenance will help keep your roof in top condition. However, even a well-maintained roof is not safe from storm, wind or even hail damage and will need repairs once in a while. Knowing the common reasons why roofs may need repairs can help reduce the risk of damage and the frequency of repair work.
- Broken shingles – Cracked, damaged and even missing shingles are the leading culprit for roof leaks. Eventually, these leaks can cause damp walls and discolored ceilings as well as can weaken the different parts of your roofing system. They can be hard to notice at first, so be sure that you catch them once they start by being proactive in your inspections.
- Punctures and Holes – Punctures and holes can be caused by just about anything, from foot traffic to local wildlife and fallen tree branches to intense storms and winds. Although the damage can appear minor initially, it has the potential to build up over the years and affect the underlying wood and expose it to moisture and rot.
- Gutter clogs – Clogged gutters can stop the water from flowing freely from the roof to the downspouts. It can get stuck on your roof for a long period and cause serious damage when left unattended. To prevent this type of problem, be sure to use a gutter cover, and regularly check your gutters for potential blockages.
Goodrich Roofing is a local contractor that provides comprehensive roofing services, from roof inspections and replacements to storm and wind damage repairs. If you’d like to schedule a FREE consultation with us, simply call (505) 219-4450, or complete our contact form. We serve homeowners in Albuquerque and the nearby areas.