Did you know there are more than 170 billion square feet of roof in the US alone?
Your roof is one of the most important parts of your home, but we usually only appreciate it when something goes wrong.
When it does, you’ll need to get your roof repaired. As you might expect, there are some repairs that are much more common than others.
Read on as we take a look at three of the most common roofing repairs.
Shingles are one of the most common types of roof covering, so it’s not a huge surprise that shingle repairs are one of the most common roof repairs.
There are a number of reasons why you might have shingle roofing issues.
If shingles break, they can no longer keep your roof protected. You should get broken shingles replaced as soon as you can.
Shingles will expand and contract at different temperatures. Over time, this can cause them to split. Once they split, they lose their ability to keep water out of your home.
The same expansion and contraction can also cause your shingles to curl. If they don’t lay flat your roof will no longer be waterproof.
Over time, shingles can shrink due to old age or the effects of the weather. As long as shingles overlap, they maintain the integrity of your roof. If they shrink too much, however, your roof will be compromised.
When shingles curl or shrink, the edges can also lift up. As you can imagine, once this happens, you are at risk of water penetrating your home.
Shingles are covered in granules that give them their protective properties. Over time, these granules can come loose, leading to bald shingles which offer far less protection.
The granules can also clog up your gutters, which brings us to the next common type of home roof repairs.
Just like the roof itself, we only really appreciate our gutters when something goes wrong.
If your gutters get blocked, rainwater can no longer drain correctly from your roof. You may find that water overflows causing damage to other parts of your home. Build-up of water may also damage your guttering.
Try to keep your gutters clear, especially in the fall, but if you do have problems, you should get them fixed as soon as possible.
The most vulnerable places on your roof are where you have sharp angles. This is where flashing is used to ensure that water doesn’t leak into your roof.
Flashing does its job perfectly when it’s properly installed and undamaged, but as soon as something goes wrong, you are at risk of water leaking into your home.
You should try to keep an eye on any flashing on your roof to ensure it gets repaired before it becomes a major issue.
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