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Common Roof Problems

September 30, 2013

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The roof is the part of your house most exposed to the elements. It has to deal with weather, temperature, sun, and even animals. These factors can result in a plethora of roof issues.

Shingle Damage

Shingle damage can be caused by a variety of things, including heavy rain, hail, and even hot temperatures. Damaged shingles can encourage leaks into your home as well compromise the structural integrity of your roof.

Roof Vent Damage 

Roof vent damage can be caused by animals and hail. This problem can cause air flow to be cut off to and from the attic, negatively affecting your energy bills. It is best to higher a professional roofer to replace the vent.

Clogged Gutters

Causes of this issue include snow, leaves, and debris build up as well as a lack of maintenance/cleaning. Gutters are important for keeping water out of basements and garages by preventing seepage. You can probably solve this issue by cleaning them, but if they are damaged you should call a professional.

Algae or Moss Growth 

If your roof is not receiving enough sun or commonly experiences damp conditions, it may be more likely to develop this type of growth. This issue can damage your roof and lead to other problems.

Color Damage

Over time your roof will take a beating from the sun and other weather elements. The color will be affected by this and will start to look washed out and old. Getting a new roof is the best method of resolving this issue and can go a long way to improving the beauty of your house.

Custom Deck Builders is a roofing contractor that can help you solve your roof issues. Contact them today for a free quote.