Some roofs last a long time. Others, not so much. Class Eh! Roofing has been serving the niagara region for many years and here are some of the top problems we see with roof failure:
Repairs Gone Wrong
Using materials that are not meant for application on particular roof types can cause permanent damage to the residential roofing system. For instance, repairing metal roof using plastic roof cement and unsuitable materials will only make small problems bigger.
With all types of roofs, a roof leak is an indication of a problem. Standing water due to a clogged drain or a poor roof design/installation can downgrade the roof to where it eventually causes leaks. Before getting the roof repaired, it’s important to find ou where the water is coming from. Sometimes the source can be an HVAC unit with a missing drain line. Make sure the roofing contractors perform a thorough inspection before performing a repair.
A poor installation greatly increases the possibilities of problems and reduces a roof’s life expectancy. Poor workmanship is another common reason for issues to occur at some point in the roof’s life. Make sure that the contractor and team you’ve hired know the proper installation methods specific to the roof type they are installing.
Lack of Upkeep
There are many reasons why a residential roof should never be neglected, such as huge expenses down the lane. Regular maintenance is the key to preventing the roofing problems. It is important to perform routine roof inspections to identify problems at an early stage. Addressing minor issues before they mount maximizes roof life expectancy as well as minimizes hassles and costs.
Roof and attic ventilation play an important role in determining the life expectancy of a residential roof. Proper ventilation helps in regulating temperature and moisture levels in your home’s attic. If left neglected, there can be a buildup of heat and moisture which can damage the shingles, insulation, and increase energy costs, any may also develop unsightly mold and mildew problems.
If in doubt, my team and I at CLASS EH! ROOFING would be glad to help you out with all your roofing concerns so please contact us today.
Wayne Jeffreys is a native of Niagara-On-The-Lake and owner of Niagara based roofing company Class Eh Roofing!