What are the Most Common Types of Roof Repairs?
\While the average lifespan of a roof in South Florida is around 20 years, sometimes unforeseen events cause homeowners the need to repair their roof prior to that milestone. Some causes of roof damage include weathering, overloading, and accidents.
Determining if it's time for your roof to be fixed or replaced can be difficult if you don't know the types of damage it can sustain. Here are the most common types of roof damage that will let you know if you need to call roof experts ASAP:
Most residential roofs in the South Florida use shingles. These are tough materials that can withstand UV exposure, heavy rains, and high winds. But they also take hits.
Call your local roofing company if you observe any of these:
Flashing repairs due to improper installation
Professional roof experts use roof flashing like galvanized steel or zinc alloy to direct water away from chimneys, walls, dormers, and other areas where the roof meets a vertical plane.
Unfortunately, some contractors may miss sealing a spot, causing the flashing to curl up and let water in. Others may use substandard materials that easily break just to save on costs.
Poor roofing jobs can lead to more extensive roof repairs, so only trust certified experts like South Florida Roofers to do maintenance and refurbishment work. Needless to say, you shouldn’t do the roofing work yourself.
Gutter Maintenance and Repair South Florida
Gutters catch water — and just about anything else, from twigs to leaves to dead insects. This is why they should be cleaned two to four times a year.
If you don’t clean your gutters, debris can clog up drains and prevent water from smoothly flowing. Water can also flood over the gutters, which can result in roof rotting. Worse, the gutters can cave in due to the weight, necessitating immediate repairs.
Leaky roof repair Leaks are readily observable signs of deterioration, and often indicate roof damage. But because water can travel through pipes and other roof materials, it can be difficult for non-experts to locate the source of a leak.
Whether it’s a small or a large leak, always consult a roof specialist. You can never tell if the tiny dark puddle on your ceiling is caused by a pool of standing water, with your roof on the verge of collapse.
Repair due to poor ventilation
Excessive heat from poorly ventilated and overheated roofs can cause shingles to blister. Moreover, when air cannot flow properly, humid conditions encourage the growth of mildew and mold. This is especially common in South Florida and leads to the rotting of the wooden parts of the roof, like the fascia and the rafters, which hold the roof structure together. Poor ventilation can also lead to pest infestation.
If your roof needs any of the repairs listed here, South Florida Roofers is just one call away.
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