Homeowners come across different problems throughout their roof’s lifespan, particularly during transitional seasons such as spring and fall. From minor leaks to bigger ones, a roofing system can experience problems that lead to extensive and costly repairs.
Knowing the most common roofing problems you may encounter can help you spot damage early enough to make timely repairs and prevent expensive repairs in the future. Kroll Construction, the top provider of replacement windows and roofing in the region, shares the three most notable roofing issues to watch out for.
- Clogged gutters – Clogged gutters allow water to back up into the roof. Worse, it might also seep into the eaves where it can cause your roofing materials to rot. To prevent damage, check your gutters regularly for leaves, twigs, and other debris, as well as broken parts. Installing guards or screens on your gutter openings also helps prevent leaves and twigs from getting in.
- Faulty installation – Just like in windows, roofing systems that are installed improperly can result in bigger problems. For instance, if you have incorrect shingle placement or gutters that aren’t nailed properly, they can cause leaks and eventually damage your roof. To make sure you won’t fall victim to premature roof replacement, work only with trusted and reputable contractors.
- Holes and punctures – Trees, animals and storm debris can cause damage to your roof’s surface, letting water seep beneath and providing an opening for insects and other small animals. Patch holes and punctures immediately to prevent these points from expanding.
As the leading provider of quality replacement windows and roofing in the region, Kroll Construction can help you maintain your number one defense system: your roof. Schedule a FREE consultation with us by calling (888) 338-6340 or by filling out our form. We serve homeowners in Detroit and other nearby Michigan communities.