4 Common Roofing Issues & How to Avoid Them

Roofing IssuesYour roof protects your home, your personal property, and your family. Yet too many homeowners don’t give their roofs proper attention, such as preventative maintenance that keeps a roof in good, working order. Learn four common roofing problems and how to spot them, so you can protect your roof.

Damaged Shingles

If your shingles are damaged by high winds, strong storms, or wear and tear, they will not be able to protect your roof. Water can pass through damaged shingles to the wood below, causing mold, mildew, and rot. Once home owners figure out there’s something wrong, they’re looking at roofing maintenance, mold remediation, and water damage in the home.

Homeowners should get into the habit of inspecting the roof for signs of damage, such as missing or torn shingles.

Roof Leaks

When the roof leaks, it will cause damage to the home interior. Roof leaks can be difficult to fix since the water may be traveling through the roofing system. If you spot signs of leaks in the home, from discoloration on the ceilings to leaking water, have a professional roofer perform a full inspection.

Damaged Flashing

The flashing on your roof adds extra protection around vents and pipes. Over time, flashing can degrade and moisture can pass through gaps, eventually damaging the roof. Damage to flashing can be observed from the roof, and must be fixed as soon as it’s noticed to prevent the roof from developing mold.

Low Quality Workmanship

Poor quality workmanship leads to roof problems due to poor work, improper installation, or improper fixes to roofing problems. The best way to avoid poor workmanship is to hire only licensed and certified roofers, who have a demonstrable history of doing the job right, the first time around.

At Brandstetter’s KangaRoof, we have a 15-year track history of providing quality roof repairs in the Cincinnati area, and we stand behind our work with some of the best guarantees in the business. If you aren’t 100 percent satisfied with the work we do, we’ll make things right. If a product does not hold up, we’ll fix it even when a manufacturer won’t stand behind their warranty.

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Brandstetter’s KangaRoof offers comprehensive roofing services in the greater Cincinnati area. Learn more about our services, or reach out today to get a free estimate.