Besides the foundation and the walls, the roof is the most basic component of a house. However, it is often overlooked in the maintenance of a home. Roofs need repairs too from time to time. Below is a look at five common roof problems in Anne Arundel County.
Shingles can have a few different issues. From the start, a new roof installation may result in too many layers of shingles. In installing an asphalt roof, it can be okay to install a new layer over the old existing one. However, if three layers of roofing are applied, the top layer will not be able to hold onto the frame as well and can also result in unevenness and top-heaviness.
Other problems with shingles can include damaged or missing shingles. High winds can blow off shingles entirely. North Arundel Contracting can repair or replace your roofing no matter what the problem.
2. Roof Leaks
Leaks are another common scenario for a roof. Some damages, such as a puncture from a tree, are blatantly obvious, but other leaks may go undetected for years. They can allow for water damage in the attic or living space, or even for pests to make a home in unwanted places. It is best to hire a professional to inspect where a leak may be, as damage from it may not be directly under the actual leakage.
3. Water Damage
While holes in a roof can cause significant water damage, so can ice dams that build up on the gutters during winter. Those rows of icicles hanging from your gutters in freezing temperatures are due to a lack of proper home insulation. As a result, the backed-up water can leak into the house around the flashing.
4. Improper Flashing
Flashing is what builders use to seal off the lines between the roof and other elements of the roof, like the chimney, gutters, and pipes. It is made of thin metal made for weatherproofing. Over time, or due to some other factor, the flashing may get damaged or even go missing. In checking for roof problems, don’t forget to check the flashing.
5. Trees and Leaves
Trees and leaves are notorious for causing roof problems. Fallen trees can obviously cause major structural damages requiring a roof replacement, while leaves and seeds can clutter gutters and cause drainage issues. Whether it is your roof or your gutters that need repairs, North Arundel Contracting is there for you!
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