As a homeowner, it’s only natural to anticipate some home repairs along the way since materials can get worn out or damaged at some point. Roof repairs specifically are often challenging. But with a little knowledge about why roofing issues occur, you can take care of them more easily and know what to do. Below are just some of the most common reasons why roof repairs are needed.
Leaks can happen due to various causes. Sometimes, the culprit could be as simple as cracks in the flashing or more serious like broken shingles. Typically, you’ll notice roof leaks through discolored ceilings and damp walls. But if you regularly have your roof inspected, you can detect leaks even before they become obvious. If you are concerned about roof leaks, some areas that you might want to check are the flashing points, roof penetrations, gutters, vents and pipes, low spots or valleys, and under damaged shingles.
Clogged gutters can lead to a host of problems, and roof damage is just one of them. Gutter clogging usually starts with dirt buildup, which can prevent rainwater from flowing into the gutters and cause it to get stuck on your roofing for long periods. Obviously, prolonged exposure to moisture can later on result in serious roof damage.
Shrinkage is common in roofs with ethylene propylene diene terpolymer (EPDM) or other types of roof coverings. If neglected, it can cause other difficulties like cracking and deterioration. Sometimes, critical components like flashing may also get pulled apart. When you notice these issues, make sure to call a roof professional ASAP.
Goodrich Roofing is a family-owned roofing company that takes pride in excellent workmanship and customer service. Rest assured that we use only the best materials and well-trained professionals for every project. Call us at (505) 219-4450, or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate. We serve customers in Albuquerque.