Routine roofing maintenance is a must if you want to keep your roof in good condition. However, there are cases where roof repairs will be needed. What are the top reasons roofing systems need to undergo repairs? Ken Morton & Sons, your local roofing company, lists them in this post.
Excess moisture, the most common reason why roofing systems undergo roof repairs, can come from a wide range of sources such as overflowing gutters or poor ventilation. Left unattended, excess moisture can create a host of problems, including leaks, rot and mold. And in some cases, excessive moisture damage may require your roof to be replaced altogether.
How do you prevent moisture damage? Through routine roof inspections and gutter cleaning. Through routine inspections, professional roofers can detect and fix relatively minor moisture damage before it affects other parts of your home. And through routine gutter cleaning, you can ensure rainwater is properly diverted away from your roof.
Roof joints—the areas where roofing panels overlap—are considered weak points of a conventional roofing system. By extension, flashing—the thin pieces of metal covering joints—are also considered a vulnerable point. Over time, flashing will eventually loosen. However, you can reduce the risk of roof leaks by scheduling routine inspections and making sure only experienced roofers install the flashing on your roof.
No matter how durable your roof is, it’s bound to suffer some form of damage after an extreme weather event. For instance, strong winds can easily dislodge shingles. That’s why you should always have a contractor inspect your roofing system after a storm.
One more thing: To make sure the warning signs of roofing damage are detected early, only experienced contractors should handle roof inspections.
Ken Morton & Sons, a company with over three decades of experience, offers a wide range of professional exterior services, including roofing and siding replacement services. To get a free estimate, call us at (856) 363-0566 or fill out this form. Talk to us today! We serve homeowners in Pitman, NJ, as well as the surrounding communities.