My Roof Looks “Wavy,” Do I Need A Roof Repair?

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Roof Repair

Fact: No home is complete without a roof. ​​​​​​

A roof is an important part of your haven and shelter, through all kinds of weather. This is something we all know and understand, but what happens if you notice that your roof is starting to look a little “wavy”? Does this mean you need to schedule a roof repair right away? While waves are great at the beach, they’re not that great when it comes to the roof of your home.

Waves not only ruin any aesthetic appeal your house may have, but chances are also high that there’s damage occurring to the roof which is why your roofing tiles or shingles are beginning to look warped. When it comes to “wavy,” or warped roofs, it’s best to call in a professional roofing contractor like Aabco Roofing for a thorough roofing consultation and inspection.

A Few Reasons Why Your Roof Is Wavy

“Wavy” or warped roofs don’t happen naturally. There are a few reasons why it occurs, but please remember that it is dangerous for you to attempt to DIY or self-inspect your roof. Rather rely on a local roofing contractor for professional help.

  • Laying The Foundation

    A foundation is not just limited to the bottom of your home. Your roof needs one too.

    The foundation of a roof is made up of the frame for the roof as well as the decking. If your roof’s foundation is compromised in any way, you will end up with a warped roof. If your decking or frame is damaged in any way, it can be hazardous for you and your family. If your attic is safe to enter, things you can look out for include cracks or rotting wood. If you’d rather not take the risk, don’t hesitate to call in a professional to do the inspection.

    In some instances, you could also end up with a water leak in the roof which does compromise the structure and integrity of your roof. You will need a professional roofing contractor to do a thorough inspection and advise you if you should repair or replace your roof.

  • Underlying Problems

    Your roof will have a layer of product that separates your tiles or shingles from your decking, this is known as the underlayment.

    Depending on the type of roofing tile you have on your roof, different materials can be used as the underlayer. If your underlayment layer is not placed correctly, your roof can become compromised. In some cases, this can happen after a new roof installation.

  • It’s A Little Too Hot In Here

    Just like every commercial building needs to have good ventilation, so does your household roof.

    Without good ventilation in your roof, you will end up with excess moisture trapped in the attic. This will lead to your wood decking to possibly warp as the underlayment will end up becoming distorted.

  • Not All Work Is Created Equal

    You get what you pay for.

    You may have thought you scored the deal of a lifetime, but improper installation will cost you a lot more than what you thought you saved.

    Remember that repairing or replacing a roof can be quite costly, it’s important that you get the job done right the first time. Improper installation can lead to a problematic roof, which is why it’s important that you only hire trusted and certified roofing contractors.

Don’t Just Ride The Wave

Quality work will lead to a quality roof, if you enlist the services of an inexperienced roofer, there is a good chance you will end up with a “wavy” roof. Don’t hesitate to contact the team at Aabco Roofing because no matter what roofing situation you’re under, we will work hard to get on top of it and provide you with the end results you are looking for!

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