As with anything in your home, problems can sometimes occur unexpectedly. If this is to happen, it’s vital to get them seen as quickly as possible. This way you avoid it becoming worse or turning into something that is much more costly and time-consuming to fix. Here we take a look at some of the main problems that can affect your roof. And, what can be done about them.
Hiring a roofing contractor that isn’t properly qualified to do the job
When you have your roof in Salem, OR fitted by someone who doesn’t know what they are doing, it can cause a host of problems for your roof both in the short and long term. They could not install the roof properly. They might not install things such as chimneys and skylights correctly or improperly fit shingles. Without the proper fitting, you could find your roof not only looking shoddy, but it being much more prone to damage in certain weather conditions, premature breakage, and leaks that come into your home.
Not having the correct ventilation in your attic
Not having the correct ventilation on your roof is another of those common roofing problems. It can lead to a myriad of issues both to the exterior and interior of your home. Without the correct insulation in your roof, the heat of your home will quickly build up as heat rises. This will warm the area and dry out the base of the shingles. This causes them to become damaged, crack and lose their shape. The heat will mean that the shingles are also no longer protected from the UV rays of the sun. Then, they could buckle and cause leaks.
Improper insulation can also cause moisture to build in the winter months when your home is cold. This causes the wood and other materials that your roof is made from to rot and go moldy. Making it prone to break or buckle, as well as bringing mold into your home that can be harmful to breathe in.
Damaged roof tiles or shingles
Another common roofing issue is damaged tiles. There are a few reasons that your roof tiles or shingles might be damaged. It could be that there have been some adverse weather conditions that have caused them to crack or break. Perhaps they are just old and have become worn over time. No matter the reason, damaged roof tiles can affect how well your roof functions. It could cause the roof to leak or let cold air into your home.
If you find you are experiencing issues with your roof in Salem due to one of the above most common roof problems, or something else, we are here to help.
Remember to keep an eye out for leaks, suspicious marks, and signs of damage in order to catch the issue quickly and contact a professional sooner rather than later. At West Pac Roofing we have many years of experience in the field and our dedicated and knowledgeable team can come to diagnose and fix common problems with your Salem, Oregon roof right away. Get in touch with us via our website today.