Most Common Roofing Problems.

When to Call for Roof Repair Services.

Roofing problems are not uncommon, and they can become a real issue if not attended to in a timely manner. Sometimes, even minor leaks can cause major damage to your property, ruining wallboard, insulation or ceilings. It’s a good idea to check your roof on a regular basis and take care of any minor problems you may find, before they become major issues which usually require expensive roof repair services.

a roof which needs to be repairedLack of Maintenance.

Performing simple tasks such as cleaning backed up gutters or removing overhanging tree limbs can sometimes prevent serious damage. Routine inspection and maintenance can extend the life of your roof, thus saving you money.

Poorly Ventilated Attic.

If the roof is too warm in the winter, the snow on top of it will melt and freeze repeatedly, causing the shingles and flashing to become loose. Too cold in the summer and the shingles will bake  from  the underside, becoming brittle and dry. Proper ventilation ensures the temperature difference between outside and inside the attic is not too big.

Broken or Clogged Gutters.

All gutters and downspouts should be cleaned and inspected on a regular basis. Broken or clogged gutters defeat the purpose of having gutters. Water can back up and seep into the eaves, causing rot. In order to make the cleaning job a lot easier, consider installing screens on top of your gutters.

Damaged Roof Flashing.

The roof flashing can get easily damaged when people attempt to remove snow buildup and ice dams. Another problem is the caulking around vents. Over time, it dries out and shrinks. When this happens, water can get in, and cause severe damage. What you should do is hire a roof repair service and have them inspect and replace the damaged flashing.

Insects.

Carpenter ants and termites will chew away and tunnel through fascia boards and eaves around a roof without any problems. Make sure you inspect your home for insect infestation on a regular basis.

If you’re experiencing any of the problems above, or any other roofing issues, contact J. Broni Roofing Inc.. They offer outstanding roof repair services at affordable prices. For more information about J. Broni Roofing Inc., call (718) 979-7200.