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No homeowner wants to deal with any roofing problems, but life happens. Without regular roofing maintenance, there can and will be a few problem areas that occur. These problem spots aren’t limited to only your roof but happen to the roofs of homeowners everywhere. One thing that you need to keep in mind with all the below mentioned problems, is that DIY roof repair is not the solution.
Shingles & Tiles
With hurricane season fast approaching, roofing tiles and shingles can be lifted by the severe winds caused during hurricane season. You will end up with leaks or worse in your home if you ignore lifted tiles and shingles. The fastest way to resolve this is to call in an expert roofing contractor in your area to ensure that all your tiles and shingles are secure.
Standing Water On Flat Roofs
Any form of water pooling on your flat roof, will become a huge problem. Pooling water will eventually weaken your roofing structure. It creates mold and mildew and once your roofing structure weakens enough, it will break, and all that water will flood into your home. Water will only pool on your roof if your roofing structure is incorrect or if your roofing gutters are not installed properly.
Hurricane season is on the way and along with that comes high winds. These winds don’t only lift your tiles or shingles, but it can also deposit a large amount of debris on your roof. Debris can cause holes or other problems on your roof. Holes are the perfect entry point for water, insects and other small rodents. Holes in your roof caused by debris will also have an effect on your monthly utility bill, as cool air from your air conditioner will constantly seep out.
The environmental elements in South Florida is cause for severe weathering of your roof tiles or shingles. Humidity, extreme heat, torrential rain, mold, and even the salt air has an effect on almost every element of your home. our roof is no exception. These climate elements can cause shingles to become brittle over time, and some tiles to crack. However, if quality products have been used and professional installation done, your SoFlo roof should be able to bear the brunt of it.
If your gutter system is not in top condition or clogged, the flow of water will not be directed the downspouts. This means that water could end up being directed back onto your roof, causing standing water, instead of draining away from your roof. Poor installation of gutters can also be a problem, as during heavy storms, they won’t be unable to handle large amounts of water gushing through. Your gutters will pull away from the roof and will cause damage that could have easily been avoided with proper installation, keeping them clean and debris free and regular roof inspections.
This is the roof trim that runs under your roof edge. Its main function is to protect the edge of the roof from the elements, especially water. It does this by acting as a barrier between the elements, and the interior roofing structure. Fascia can easily be damaged by excess moisture.
There is no problem more severe, than a lack of maintenance. Without regular roofing services and maintenance all of the above problems can result in total roof replacement instead of a simple roof repair spotted through regular inspections. Maintenance acts as a preventative measure to ensure that your roof doesn’t go into critical stages caused by things that could easily have been prevented.
When it comes to any roofing problems you may have, don’t hesitate to call in the expert roofing team from AABCO Roofing. No matter what roofing situation you have, we will provide you with the end results you are looking for! Call us today at 1-954-426-8500 for all your roofing needs.