When it comes to your roof, being proactive and taking action when you first notice signs of wear and tear, will save you money. Waiting until your roof has a water leak or damage, could end up costing more in repairs.
It may start out as a small stain on the ceiling or a few drops of water when it rains, but it typically means there is unseen trouble lurking.
Common culprits for causing roof problems include:
Loose Roofing Nails
Roofing nails can become loose for numerous reasons, either they weren’t put there properly to begin with or the environmental conditions. Either way when they begin to back or slip out, it leaves tiny holes where water can find its way in, especially close to the edge of the roof. These holes are often so small, it is difficult for the average person to see. The experienced team at Schick Roofing can catch these issues early to prevent costly repairs later.
Older and Damaged Shingles
If your roof is between 20 to 30 years old, it is probably showing signs of age. Whether the shingles are coming loose, rotting, breaking or cracking, when the outer protective layer is weak, it will inevitably expose the underlayment. Exposure to the elements, sun, rain, and wind, causes a leak. Better to have it replaced before more damage is done.
Cracked Vent Boot
Those small pipes coming out of your roof are vents. Their job is to remove moisture from your home. An air tight rubber boot is placed around the pipe to ensure moisture or rain water doesn’t get through. Over time, the heat of the sun and intense rain, can cause the boot to decay and crack.
No matter what the flashing is made of, rubber, plastic, or metal, it is a vital part of your roof, because it deflects water from the seams and joints. It is located around vertical vents and chimneys. Its job is to protect the structural framing by forming a waterproof barrier. But our intense heat, afternoon thunderstorms, and age, can compromise its integrity. This allows moisture to get under the shingles surrounding the flashing, setting the stage for structural damage, mold, and wood rot.
A professional roof inspection is the best way and safest way to ensure your roof is in good shape.
If you suspect your roof may have damage, contact the roofing experts at Schick Roofing. As a GAF Certified Roofer and a leader in the industry, we provide our customers with an honest and accurate assessment of their roof and affordable services.