Roofing is something that every home owner needs to know something about, after all it is about the roof over your head and is directly linked to the quality of life in your house. Looking for a new roof can be an exhausting work, the research for the materials and the negotiations with the professionals, even before any material has been purchased and any work begun you may find yourself giving up the idea, just for the sheer scale of the project and what it involves.

If you are looking to get a new roof on your house, you will have to think about the way you are going to get the work done, many people think that they can do the work themselves only to later discover that they cant, and than they are in a desperate situation that needs urgent help, which usually costs them much more than if they would have planed things right. When you are thinking of getting a new roof for your house, chances are that you will not want to go at it alone. Not only is the construction dangerous, but it is hard to select the correct roofing materials and to construct it in a structurally-reliable manner.

There are, of course, advantages to getting a professional to do the roofing for you. The number one advantage of hiring a roofing contractor is that you will be able to get expert feedback on what materials you need, for both aesthetic and practical reasons. If you have any questions about damage to your roof, or anything to do with style, you will be able to speak with your roofing contractor. Another advantage of using a roofing contractor is that you are ensured of having the job done right the first time, there should be maximal efficiency to the roofing contractor work, allowing you minimal time of work on your house and the absolute minimum discomfort for you and your family while the work is being done.

Not only can they do what you request of them, but your roofing contractor may also be able to locate any problem areas that may be arising. This is very important because if you can get these areas repaired early on, you may be able to avoid a lot of damage to your home down the road. It is very important to get a roofing job done as professionally and as thoroughly as possible, since most people do not go about changing their roof every few years you may want to think of all the aspects of this project before you begin.

As members of the Better Business Bureau, All About Roofs is dedicated to QUALITY, SERVICE, AFFORDABILITY, RELIABILTY, & SERVICE to our CUSTOMERS. We know your concerns and will be there every step of the way to guarantee your satisfaction.

Main Causes of Roof Damage

  1. Poor Maintenance. It is important to regularly inspect your roof for small problems and damages and immediately make repairs. This is especially true if your roof has little or no slope. Regular inspection and maintenance will prevent small minor damage from becoming a major problem or leak.
  2. Wind Damage. Over time any wind can loosen nails in roofing materials. When this happens, a moderate wind can damage the roof. Strong winds and flying debris can also damage a roof, often removing some or all of the roofing material. The best way to avoid this potential damage is to check the roofing and the insulation regularly to be sure it is securely attached to the roof deck.
  3. Other Weather Damage. Most roofing materials can be damaged over time by exposure to various weather conditions. If you live in an area prone to hailstorms, you should know that hail can cause serious roof damage, and you should carefully inspect your roof after every hailstorm. The sun, pollutants in the air and other chemicals in the air or in the rain can also damage roofing materials. Inspection and repair of minor damages can prevent big trouble.
  4. Problems with Flashing. Because the purpose of flashing is to create a water-tight boundary between roof sections, between roofing materials and other parts of the house and between roofing materials and roof projections, problems with flashing often cause leaks. These leaks can damage the field of the roof as well as the interior of the house. Flashing problems usually happen because of either design or installation errors. Some flashing problems can also result from wind damage. Regular inspection of all types of flashing in all parts of the roof can catch problems early and correct them before there are major leaks.

Each of these major causes of roof damage can be minimized by regular and careful inspection for early and minor problems. Immediate attention to any flaws or damages with competent repairs can help you avoid major damage to your roof and prevent the need for early and costly roof replacement.

If you are looking for a professional roofer, please call us today at 800-570-7334or complete our online form.

What causes roofs to fail?

Without actively protecting the investment made in the roof, a building owner is subjecting the building to numerous factors contributing to its destruction. A roof is often neglected due to the fact it cannot always be seen or noticed until it is too late; out of sight, out of mind. But if even a small leak occurs, it can severely impact the inside of a building and drain productivity and profit from any business. Damage that may occur from even the smallest leaks could result in: deterioration of the roof insulation and deck; interior ceiling, wall and floor damage; damage to interior furnishings, fixtures and/or equipment; finished goods and inventory damage; and poor indoor air quality.

Some common culprits to be aware of:

  • Poor design and installation
  • Defective materials
  • Destructive weather conditions
  • Previous neglect
  • Building movement
  • Improvements/additions to the existing building
  • Maintenance performed by other contractors (HVAC, Satellite etc.)
  • Foot traffic, vandalism
  • Rooftop contaminants
  • Clogged drains and defective flashings, penetrations
  • Loss of felt or asphalt surfacing, gravel, and aluminum coating
  • Felt erosion or loss of plies
  • Alligatoring and brittleness
  • Membrane damage, such as punctures and cuts
  • Membrane defects, including blisters, splits and ridges
  • Flashings aging, splits, open laps, ratcheting and slippage
  • Poorly sealed flashing terminations

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