3 Most Common Roofing Problems
Roofing problems might be obvious or completely unnoticeable, but either way, it’s extremely important that you have them repaired as soon as possible. Any problems with your Denver home’s roofing, no matter how small they are, can quickly grow into major issues for your home, so it’s very important that they’re repaired as soon as possible once they develop.
The professional Denver roofing contractors at Falling Rocks Roofing can assist you with any repairs that you need for your roofing, but if you can identify the problems, you’ll have a much better chance of being able to contact a professional for repairs and catch the problems early.
To help you identify these problems, here are some that occur most commonly:
No matter what kind of roofing material you have on your Denver home, if it develops a leak, you’re dealing with a major problem. leaks in your roofing could be caused by any number of different things, but one of the most likely culprits is joint damage.
Joints between the roofing and a chimney or between two sloped sections of a roof. The joints of your roofing are highly susceptible to leaks.
Another part of your roof that can leak easily is its flashing, which is simply a name for a number of waterproofing materials. Flashing is used wherever anything comes up and out of your roofing, like a chimney, pipes, or vent stacks, to prevent water from seeping in in these areas.
However, over the years, parts of your roofing that have flashing can become weak spots where rain is able to get in and underneath your shingles. If the problem is caught early enough, this area can easily be resealed. If it’s left untreated, however, it can turn into a major leak that requires intensive Denver roof repairs.
Your roofing is designed to withstand and protect the rest of your home against the forces of nature. Because it’s the first line of defense against storms and weather, however, these things can take a huge toll on your Denver home’s roofing over time.
Roofs are meant to shed rain and snow efficiently, and to withstand high winds. However, if the shingles become loose, wind can easily slip in and pull them up. After that occurs, the rest of your roofing will be left much more vulnerable to storm damage and you may need Denver roof repairs.
Soffit and Fascia Damage
The soffit if the wood or metal panel which is on the underside of a roof’s overhang.
The fascia is the board runs either behind your gutter or along the roof line.
Both of these areas of your Denver home’s roofing are very susceptible to damage. Fascia can be easily damaged by moisture, and small animals and insects often forms habitats in soffit, which can cause cracks, holes, and rotting.
The best way to take care of these problems is to have a preventative maintenance performed on your roofing. Our roofers recommend that you have a roofing inspection performed at least once every three years. During an inspection, we’ll find any smaller problems that your roofing has and make sure they’re repaired before they cause any larger issues.