Common Roofing Problems

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There are many common roofing problems that often go overlooked. Proper roof maintenance can avoid many of these problems. Here we will go over some of them now.

Clogged Gutters

Gutters can get clogged quickly. This can cause problems very fast. Most of the time the cause is leaves. Then when it rains, water can pool up and start to cause damage to your roof.

Even damaged gutters can cause serious problems. Not only to your roof but to your foundation also. When water is not properly drained away from your house it could damage the foundation.

Snow and Ice

With our rough winters, snow and ice can cause ice dams. Normally this may not be such a problem, but when it starts to melt and then refreezes, it could form back into ice. When the snow melts it can get under the shingles and then pop up the roof when ice is created.

Tree Damage

Regular tree trimming not only keeps up your curb appeal, it could potentially prevent future repairs. Having branches constantly rubbing on a roof can damage it. Try and keep branches from rubbing and wearing down the roof. When the top layer is damaged, roof leaks will occur.

Leaking Valleys

We already know how a buildup of leaves and other debris can cause leaks. The accumulation of debris can collect water. Sitting water will start the rotting and deteriorating the roof. Check the valleys often and keep them clean (going up on a roof is very dangerous).

Poor Maintenance

This is the easiest to avoid. Regular inspections can prevent future problems in the roof. Preventing problems could save money in the long run. For best results, stick to a schedule.

If you need any help with any of these or would like to schedule an inspection, Call or Contact Us. Davis Roofing and Construction is here to keep your roof beautiful.

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