Your roof should be in perfect condition so that it performs well regardless of the weather. From time to time, though, problems arise. When an issue occurs, address it immediately so you can save your roof from more extensive damage.
Here are three roof problems commonly encountered by homeowners.
Early detection is one of the best ways to prevent leaks from becoming a bigger issue. You can do simple checks by yourself, but you should call an expert to do a thorough inspection if you suspect your roof is leaking.
Leaks can be traced back to its origin by following water stains, discoloration, black marks or mold on your ceilings, walls, etc. Take a look at roof penetrations, too. Items or structures that penetrate the roofing – such as plumbing, chimneys and roof vents – are some of the usual sources of leaks.
Bad Chimney Flashing
A reliable chimney flashing has sections of step flashing and counterflashing. Step flushing runs up the sides of the chimney while counterflashing fits into the grooves cut into the chimney and covers the step flashing. These parts require meticulous installation so that they can be effective in preventing water from running down the face of the chimney and into the attic. If you think your chimney flashing wasn’t properly installed, check the attic after a heavy rain, and look for signs of water around the chimney. Call a professional roofer if there are any.
Missing Kick-Out Flashing
Kick-out flashing is typically located at the spot where a roof edge meets a sidewall. It basically prevents roof runoff from flowing down the wall. Over time, this can result in rot destroying the sheathing and framing. Make sure you have a kick-out flashing to avoid this problem.
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