5 Common Problems Your Roofing Will Encounter

5 Common Problems Your Roofing Will Encounter

The value of preventive maintenance on your house’s roofing can’t be stressed enough. Your roofing will experience a multitude of problems, but there are five in particular that you will encounter the most. Krech Exteriors discusses these in detail.

1. Faulty Installation

The most common roofing problem is actually faulty or poor installation, but it’s one problem that only manifests late in a roof’s life, typically at around two or three years after the installation. A roof has a general lifespan of 20 to 25 years but poor installation shortens that. Additionally, other problems can easily arise when the roof isn’t installed correctly, which is why we recommend our experienced team instead of doing DIY.

2. Leaks and Moisture Clumping

Leaks present a serious roofing problem, because they mostly start out small, often near-invisible to the naked eye. You really can’t prevent elemental damage from battering your roof, but you should never ignore a leak. Apart from letting rainwater in, it also causes moisture to accumulate under the roof, affecting your home’s energy efficiency and the roof’s structural integrity.

3. Curling or Missing Shingles

Do you notice any missing shingles in your roofing or are they curling up? This is another common problem and a sign that the protective granules of the shingles itself have been stripped by the weather already. An early warning sign is when you notice granules on your gutters or notice the shingles cracking.

As your local roofing repair contractors, we urge having your roof checked before the shingles start curling or one eventually winds up missing. We’ll replace your shingles and will continue to protect your roof for years to come.

4. Damage Due to Trees

Relatively rare than others listed here, but when it happens, tree branches can rub and scrape the protective granules on the roof and limit its effectiveness. Trim the branches close to your roof to prevent this from happening.

5. Lack of Maintenance

Finally, a neglected roof can aggravate all the aforementioned roofing problems. Generally, most experts recommend maintenance twice a year, but we also encourage inspecting it after adverse weather as well.

These are just five of the common problems your roofing may experience. Do you notice any of these on your roofing? Then give us a call at (651) 968-888 and let’s see what we can do. We offer our roofing services throughout St. Paul, Minneapolis.

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