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Common Roofing Problems

Leaking Roof Problems

If you suspect you have a leaky roof, it’s important to act fast. Water damage over time can be costly not just to the roof, but to the entire home. One of the first signs of a leaky roof is a water stain, maybe in a ceiling or an exterior wall. When you see this happen, don’t wait to start repairs. An early sign of a leaky roof might also be missing or buckling shingles

Solution:

A roofing contractor will help you find the source of the problem and fix it. Spotting a leak can be a scary thing for a homeowner. As a preventive measure, you may want to have your roof examined once a year to ensure it’s in the best shape.

Roof Flashing Problems

Faulty roof flashing can be another reason why your roof is leaking and should be repaired promptly. Roof flashing is a weatherproof barrier between the different joints in the roof, such as near the chimney. Over time, the it can warp or become damaged.

Solution:

Some roof flashing fixes can be done yourself with a patching material you can pick up at your local hardware store. However, depending on the height and pitch of the roof, you may want to contact a pro who can complete the job safely. Also, a regular roof inspection will help identify any damage to your flashing before it becomes a problem.

Roof Ventilation Problems

Proper roof ventilation is needed in any climate for overall temperature control throughout your home, specifically in the attic. Older homes may not have the proper ventilation needed to maintain temperature control for both the attic and the roof. This can cause issues for the roof as the weather changes.

Solution:

There are many roofing vents available that function differently. Contact Eagle Prime Construction, we can help you find the right solution for your home

Shingle Deterioration

As much as we hope our roof shingles last forever, weathering will eventually have their effect on your roof. The climate you live in and the slope of your roof has a lot to do with how quickly your shingles will weather. Wetter and sunnier climates can expect their shingles to deteriorate at a faster rate. On average, you can expect asphalt shingles to last between 15 to 20 years.

Solution:

When the time comes to replace your roof shingles, you’ll need to contact a pro, as this isn’t a DIY job. The average cost to install or replace a roof is $6,574, with most homeowners spending between $5,514 and $7,398.

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