The roof is your protection from the elements when it comes to rain, debris, snow, birds, squirrels, etc. If you stay in a house for a period of time, there will be a common problem that occurs. However, you can always prevent them from becoming bigger. You need to make sure your roof is in proper working order by hiring a professional to help clean the areas especially your gutters. Some common issues can lead to things like your roof caving in, serious leaks that destroys the foundation of your home, and more that will cost an arm and a leg. Here are some of the most common roofing issues.
Blistering/Peeling of Interior or Exterior Paint and Stains on Interior Ceilings
When it comes to blistering and peeling, that means that the temperature or humidity of your interior is way too high. If you have an attic, it’s probably not getting the right kind of ventilation to withstand that heat. In this case, you need to have someone look at how your attic is being probably ventilated. Another incident that could occur are stains on your interior ceilings. Mold and mildew is something not to play with because you breathe those substances in your body. Your shingle underlayment could be completely off or the ventilation from your attic might not be well insulated. In either case, you should hire a professional to get rid of the mildew issue because it’s detrimental to your health.
Cracked or Curling Shingles and Excessive Energy Costs
Shingles are very important especially if you’re in a place subject to high winds. Of course, the underlayment is a bit more important because it gives the shingles the stability. If you realize that your shingles have cracked or curled, they aren’t useful anymore. In case of inclement weather, you may end up with an icy or rainy home. Additionally, if you notice you’re getting more excessive energy costs, ventilation may be a problem. Your heating or cooling system may be working a double around the clock and not pumping out energy efficiently. This can cause your bill to skyrocket without even knowing the main issue behind the price surge. Keep this in mind when you start seeing a bill with a constant rising cost.
Dark Looking Areas on Your Roof and Decay
If you notice any really sullen and dark areas on your roof, it’s time for a complete check up. Hire someone to get on your roof and see the issues. A lot of times the problem is due to fungus, algae growth, and smoke (environment pollution). This holds a tremendous effect on your roof’s condition. Not to mention, your shingles could be aging really badly which makes them lose color with time. Speaking of shingles, there’s a chance that it could be decaying due to poor attic ventilation as well. What happens on the inside can have the same effect or worse on the outside. These are some of the more common roofing issues. Hire a professional to take care of your roof on a seasonal basis so that you don’t run into these severe problems.