Common Residential Roofing Problems to Look For
Signs that your Oakland Roofing Needs Repair or Possible Re-Roofing
Your roof provides essential protection to your home and its contents from the elements. For this reason, you should examine your home to see if it is in need of some roof repair services. Here are some of the most common problems Bay Area homeowners and property managers face:
1. Rotted wood.
When wood remains wet for an extended period of time, it can rot and weaken. Keep an eye out for wood rot, especially during re-roofing and after big storms, and fix rotted areas with patching.
2. Ventilation problems.
Ventilation problems may occur when ventilation is insufficient or when vents are too large. Left unchecked, they can lead to air quality problems, infestation and energy leaching. To solve problems and prevent them from recurring, you may need to add vents to the roof or re-engineer them. If the vents are too large, animals and insects may enter your home and damage the roofing. Contact a San Francisco roofing company if you suspect ventilation problems or damage caused from improper ventilation.
3. Damaged flashing.
Flashing is designed to repel moisture. If your flashing is missing or damaged, it should be repaired or replaced as soon as possible.
If your roof is leaking, damage is inevitable. Technically, you could potentially find and patch leaks on your own, but doing so can be a surprisingly fraught and complex business. What if you patch 3 leaks but fail to identify and fix 2 others? Play it smart: contact a roofing contractor to ensure the repair is done properly.
5. Damaged shingles.
Shingles may become damaged because of the weather or because of normal wear and tear. If your shingles are damaged, re-roofing is in order and they must be repaired or replaced, depending on the extent of the damage.
Identifying These Roofing Problems Isn’t Always Easy
The team at Ben’s Roofing can help you identify and solve your Bay Area roofing challenges. Call us today at 510-590-8570, or fill out our online contact form here on our website, to schedule an evaluation. Identifying these issues and their causes can help you learn about solutions to avoid costly repairs down the road.