Early Signs Of Roof Damage That Every Homeowner Should Be Aware Of

Posted on: 7 September 2016

If you have recently needed to repair or replace your roof, you are probably interested in delaying the need to do so again. Fortunately, your new or improved roof may show early signs of damage that are easily and affordably addressed, which will often prevent the need for expensive work later on. Therefore, it is a good idea to be aware of the information listed below.

Check For Surface Bubbles On The Roof

It is important to note that there are often subtle signs of early damage that are difficult to see. One example is the presence of blisters on the roof. They will frequently appear as the result of air or moisture that becomes trapped in between the layers of roofing. Over time, changes in temperature on the roof will result in the blisters popping and damage will frequently follow. In some instances, you will need to repair the damage now to prevent additional damage in the future.

If the blister appears in an area where it is likely to be walked on when people are on the roof or if its proximity to seam of the roof could put the physical integrity of the seam at risk, it is a good idea to speak with a roofing expert to determine an appropriate way to rectify the issue. The same is also true if the roofing material has started to detach from the roof or if the roof's membrane has visibly cracked.

Watch For Snow Or Ice On Your Roof That Melts Too Quickly

While it may seem as if a roof that does not allow ice, snow, and other precipitation to linger for long is a good thing, that issue could also indicate other problems. When the ice, snow or hail on your roof melts quickly, it is often the result of inadequate insulation in your roof. When warm air leaks through your roof, the quick change in temperature can lead to an ice dam that could damage parts of your home.

Alternatively, that pooled water on your roof can also weaken portions of your roof. If you notice pooling water on your roof, you should plan to speak with a roofing expert to see if your roof has incurred any damage. You may be able to prevent the problem from occurring again by increasing the amount or type of insulation in your attic, which will prevent the treated air from escaping.

In conclusion, repairing or replacing a damaged roof can be an expensive and time-consuming endeavor. For more tips on how to reduce the deterioration of your roof, talk to a contractor like Cloise & Mike Construction Inc.

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Hi, my name is Mitch. Before retiring a few years ago, I worked in the roofing industry. Over the years, I worked in nearly every capacity, ranging from apprentice to general manager of the company. I know that purchasing a new roof for your home can be expensive and a bit intimidating. My goal is to provide useful advice to help you make informed decisions when it comes to your new roof. I'm going to share information about different roofing materials and why you may want to consider one over another. I'll also share where you can cut costs, and how to choose a reputable roofing company. I hope you find this information valuable.

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