Being a homeowner can be stressful, especially when it comes to roof maintenance for your home. Where other home maintenance repairs like painting your interior walls or adding mulch to your front yard can be DIY, roof repairs or replacements are somewhat unfamiliar territory for homeowners. As residential roofing professionals, we have helped hundreds of homeowners navigate a variety of roofing problems.
Here are the most common roof repairs for residential roofs.
Improperly Installed Flashing and Other Materials
When installed properly, roof flashing, or drip edge, around your roofline helps to keep water from running underneath your shingles. Metal roof flashing may also run around your windows, chimneys, and vents to keep water leaks at bay. When flashing does not firmly adhere to its mounting surface, water can flow underneath the roofing materials. This improper installment can cause your roofing materials to rot.
There are many different types of shingles and tiles used on residential roofs. Shingles and tiles can suffer damage over time from natural elements like natural disasters and overexposure to sun, and physical elements like fallen tree branches.
Your gutters do a lot for your roof and home. They quickly eliminate water accumulation from your roofline and send it flowing down the drain and away from your home. Most issues with gutter occur because they are not regularly cleaned and lack basic maintenance. The leaves, branches, and other debris that builds up in your gutters can cause them to overflow, and even detach from your roof. This can also cause the fascia board to deteriorate.