08 Jan Common Roof Damages
Your home is your sanctuary; your place of rest in a callous and uncompromising world. However, it can only continue to be that as long as it remains a place of shelter. Nothing can ruin the shelter status of your home like a damaged roof. Once your roof is in tatters, then your home ceases to become a place of solitude, and is now just another problem that you need to fix. For this reason, it is immensely important to keep an eye out for the common problems that can start to occur on your roof. Catching many of these problems early on will end up saving you a lot of time and money to fix, and can keep you feeling safe and cozy in the comfort of your home. Here’s some of the most common roof damages…
The entire point of having a roof is being able to keep the elements of nature in the outside world, so that you can exist peacefully in your inside one. Because of this, one of the most noticeable and problematic of all of the common roof problems is having a leaky roof. Leaky roofs can occur if a roof is neglected for a long period of time. Anytime the membrane under your shingles becomes damaged or punctured, then it will only be a matter of time before you start finding leaks in your home. Catching these leaks early on will save your home a lot of water damage, and be considerably easier to fix.
A blister in your roof is when the membrane and shingles warp with an air pocket underneath, creating a sort of blister-looking bubble. While there isn’t necessarily a need to fix these if they just stay small, they can become exceptionally problematic if they start to become bigger and are allowed to fester for an extended period of time. These blisters can cause the rate at which your shingles and membrane age begin to accelerate, which can lead to immense roof damage. Many times, these blisters can be a the cause of a roofing membrane being installed improperly. However, it can also just be a case where moisture and air are able to slip into the membrane as time passes.
Any time still water begins to gather on any facet of architecture that it wasn’t meant to, it can cause immense damage. In the roofing business, we call this process of water buildup on your roof “ponding”. This can put added stress on your roof’s structure. Allowing ponding to occur can lead to leaky roofs later on, especially during the wetter months. On top of that, UV rays are exponentially stronger when traveling through water, which means that your shingles will take a lot more sun damage.