Although you don’t often think about your roof, or you try not to, there is no denying that it is one of the most important parts of your home. There are many things that can damage a roof or increase its deterioration. . Some of these reasons include storm damage, poor initial installation, and age. With regular maintenance and annual inspections from a trusted Sarasota roof contractor, your roof will last long and strong through all types of weather.
1. Cracked, Missing, or Loose Shingles
A very common and obvious sign of a damaged shingle roof is the loss or visible damage of individual shingles, however this is not just a small problem. If shingles are broken or missing, this allows water to seep into the underlayment of your roof and cause serious water damage. Catch this problem in the early stages and get roof repair immediately to avoid further damage.
2. Storm Damage
Storms can absolutely devastate your roof, but unlike other types of harsh weather, hail and strong winds do the most damage. During a hailstorm, your shingles can suffer dents and punctures. High speed wind can lift shingles and allow debris to fly into your roof leaving holes and the roof underlayment exposed.
3. Gutter Waterfalls
Water damage is always a major issue. Most homeowners don’t realize the damage is present until it is too late and water is already leaking into your home. When your gutters become clogged with debris such as leaves and other gunk, they can flood and waterfall over the edge, and occasionally the water will pour into the interior of your home. Watch out for clogged gutters and be aware of vulnerable spots in your roof.
4. Notorious Interior Leaks
Leaks can go years without being noticed, but even the smallest amount of water can generate substantial damage over time. Look out for spots on your walls and ceilings that are discolored, or that have collected mold.
5. Algae Growth
In the most humid climates, algae can grow and accumulate during the hottest days of the year. Green moss, and black algae are usually the outcomes of rain, and hot days. Algae loves living on your roof, where there is heat and moisture. Hire a professional to help carefully clean off the algae from your roof.
Don’t get out the ladder to climb up to inspect your own roof. Safety measures should be taken and caution used when dealing with home improvements. Allow the Mark Kaufman Roofing Team to help you analyze the damage sustained to your roof. If your roof is already too damaged, a contractor might suggest a roof replacement or at the very least, a major repair. Either way, trust your local contractor when making the important decisions after a shingle roof inspection.
For more information on roof repair issues or if you are looking for a reputable roof contractor in the Sarasota area, please contact us at Mark Kaufman Roofing to receive the best roof repair services available.
Information updated: May 18, 2016