There comes a time when even the best roof begins to wear out. Age, elements, or material degradation will eventually require repairs, and in some cases, replacement. We here at Twin Rivers Roofing understand how important it is to keep your roof in tip-top shape. Let us share with you a few of the most common roofing problems that we encounter, including:
- Compromised, Missing, or Worn-Out Shingles
- Subpar Workmanship
- Elements and Nature
- Standing Water or Poor Ventilation
Compromised, Missing, or Worn-Out Shingles
The most common problem we see here at Twin Rivers Roofing are structures that suffer from damaged or missing shingles. This is often the first sign that businesses or homeowners notice that something might be wrong. If caught early enough, a repair may suffice. A complete replacement may be needed for more extensive damage.
Signs to look for:
- Bare spots on shingles;
- Broken, crack, or missing tiles;
- Bends or curls that cause the tile to lift
- Wet spots, mold, or moss on shingles
Some contractors used unskilled labor to keep costs down and profit high. This can lead to poor construction of a new roof or the structure that supports it. We understand the frustration that this can cause and our professional staff has the experience and training needed to help fix problems caused by bad construction or repairs.
Shingles may be poorly aligned or could be nailed improperly, allowing water to leak below. A lack of flashing, or materials that are old, can also allow water below your protective layers. Rotting materials or roofing surfaces that sag will allow water to pool that will cause tile, and eventually, roof damage.
Elements and Nature
Water damage from rain may be obvious, but snow that melts and freezes can slowly cause damage over the winter. Damage can also occur with temperature extremes as well as UV damage from the sun. The wind is another culprit that will damage shingles and the roof under them. That includes trees and other debris that is blown onto the structure.
Finally, damage from animals like birds, raccoons, and squirrels can appear at any time during the year.
Standing Water/Poor Ventilation
A roof is designed to move water off of a structure. If the water is allowed to pool on the roof, it can cause damage to the gutter system, shingles, or even to the panels directly underneath the roof. Addressing these problems quickly prevents more extensive damage.
Another problem that we sometimes see is inadequate ventilation. Ventilation in the attic helps to keep temperature and moisture from damaging a roof.
We Are Here To Help
If you suspect that your property has a roofing problem, know that Twin Rivers Roofing is here to help. We serve Fredericksburg, Stafford, Spotsylvania, King George, Westmoreland, Caroline, Richmond, Essex, and the Lancaster areas. Contact us today!