Every day, your roof gets exposed to the elements, which can greatly affect its structural integrity and service life over time. The first signs of deterioration include leaks, mold formation and increasing utility bills. You may also begin to notice visible problems in shingles and other components, which you need to address right away.
To help homeowners be aware of potential problem areas, Crown Roofing LTD, your trusted residential roofing contractor, lists four of the most common spots that are susceptible to having issues.
Shingles – They make up the outermost layer of your roofing system, which means they take the brunt of heavy rains, storms and snow. This makes them vulnerable to curling and discoloration over time. They also become prone to buckling without proper and adequate ventilation.
Fascia – Also known as the roof trim, the fascia is located vertically under the roof edge and connects the ends of rafters and gutters. As they are often made of wooden boards, they can be susceptible to moisture damage, keeping them from fulfilling their main function – to act as a barrier between the roof edge and the elements. A proactive roof maintenance plan can help prevent such problems.
Soffit – This refers to the exposed surface beneath your eave’s overhanging section. Under certain conditions, the soffit can easily crack and rot over time. When a soffit problem arises, be sure to have it checked by an expert as soon as possible.
Flashings – Aside from rotted fascia, poorly installed or broken flashing can also trigger water damage. Intense storms and oxidation are two of the most common causes of damage, resulting in leaky ceilings. Get in touch with a roof repair contractor right away to fix flashing problems before small leaks grow bigger.
These are just a few of the most common problem areas our roofing specialists have seen over the years. If you notice any of these issues happening on your home, schedule a FREE estimate with Crown Roofing LTD today. To get started, give us a call at (604) 210-6655, or complete our form. We serve homeowners in Vancouver, Surrey and the surrounding areas.