The average lifespan of a roof is 30 years, but without the right upkeep and regular maintenance, your roof could reach its end much earlier. While you don’t have to know all the ins and outs of roof repair and maintenance, it’s important to have an idea of the types of repairs your roof might need. Read on for a list of common roof repairs your home might need.
1. Shingle/Tile Replacement
Shingle and tile roofs can experience a lot of wear and tear over time from hurricanes, sun exposure, or other factors like pests. This can lead to your shingles and tiles lifting, curling, breaking, or shrinking. Even if just a small section of your roof needs repairs, the rest of your roof could become compromised if moisture is able to get in, so be sure to have your roof repaired as soon as you see signs of damage.
2. Fascia Replacement
The fascia is a long wooden board that protects the lower edges of a roof. It is typically found behind the gutters and supports the roof as the first layer of protection against the elements. This makes it susceptible to problems like water damage, animal infestation, mold growth, cracks, and holes.
Fascia boards can be replaced in parts or as a whole, depending on the amount of damage and the age of the board. Replacing the fascia is usually best done by professional roofers, like the team at No. 1 Home Roofing!
3. Draining Standing Water
Flat roofs can end up collecting water that pools on the roof. This happens due to a variety of issues, including sun damage and poorly-installed drainage systems. Allowing water to pool and remain on a roof could result in roof leaks, which can cause further structural damage.
To completely resolve the issue, make sure to pinpoint the cause of the collected water to find a long-term solution for your roof.
4. Leak Repair
Leaks in your roof are a sign of immediate deterioration and need to be dealt with immediately to avoid water damage to your home and foundation. We’ve covered some common causes of leaks on flat roofs before, but to be safe, allow a roofing professional to check your roof so they can find the source of the leak. Whether large or small, leaks need to be dealt with immediately before they can escalate and cause further damage.
5. Flashing Repair
Problems with roof flashing are usually a result of improper installation. Flashing is used around chimneys, walls, pipes, and other flat surfaces to direct water away. When the flashing hasn’t been properly mounted onto the roof, the water can flow underneath it, causing your roof to rot.
Periodically checking your flashing can help take care of a problem as soon as it arises, but you will likely need a professional roofer to repair or reinstall your flashing.
At No 1 Home Roofing, we understand how important it is to get your roof repairs done in a fast, friendly, and professional manner. We only use the best roofing materials and practices, so you can have the peace of mind you deserve. Call us at (727) 477-9995 or contact us online to get started!