A roofing system is more than just your asphalt shingles or clay tiles. It’s actually comprised of multiple components that all work together in sync to effectively protect your home from the elements. Each part of this system can present a host of different issues if not properly maintained. As we all know, your roof is one of the main defenders of your home, so keeping it in good condition should be foremost in any homeowner’s mind.
In today’s post, certified roofer Arrowhead Roofing shares the most common roofing problems and the importance of a regular maintenance schedule in helping prevent them.
Clogged gutters. Clogged, broken or otherwise faulty gutters can allow water to seep into the roof decking, which can result in the rotting of the underlayment. This kind of damage can easily be prevented by routinely checking your gutters for debris such as leaves and other organic matter, as well as any loose or broken parts.
Loose or damaged shingles. Roof shingles can be quite vulnerable to damage, and depending on your roof’s configuration, you may not even notice the problem until it’s too late and a major leak has developed that requires an emergency roof repair. Most roofers recommend at least two inspections every year so that small problems like this can be spotted long before they become a considerable cause for concern.
Snow and ice damage. In parts of the country where winters are harsh, snow and ice can wreak havoc on almost any type of roof. Snowmelt can seep underneath your shingles, then refreeze and push up against them, leaving more room for water to enter. The only way to ensure that there’s no serious damage after the cold winter months is to schedule a routine inspection, ideally in the spring.
If you’re in need of a competent roof maintenance service provider then you’ve come to the right place. Arrowhead Roofing has over 30 years of experience with all types of roofs, so give us a call at (918) 743-9257 or fill out our contact form so we can talk about what kind of maintenance plan is best suited to you.