A roof protects the most important part of your home — the interior — from rain, hail, sleet, and snow in the winter months and the searing heat of the summer sun.
If your roof is damaged in any way, it’s important to get it fixed as soon as possible. Here are four very common roofing issues to know!
Leaking Gutters 🍂
One of the most common roof problems is leaking gutters. If your gutters are leaking, it’s important to fix them as soon as possible.
Not only can leaking gutters damage your roof, but they can also lead to other problems like mold and mildew. There are a few different ways to fix leaking gutters, but the most common is to simply empty and clean thoroughly. Thankfully this is one of the least expensive roof fixes!
Missing Shingles 🤔
Missing shingles is a very common roofing problem. This can be caused by a variety of things, including severe weather, improper installation, and old age. Missing shingles can lead to leaks and other damage, so it’s important to fix them as soon as possible.
There are a few ways to do this, depending on the severity of the problem. In most cases, you can replace the shingles yourself, but we would highly advise contacting a roofing professional. At Norton Construction our team is dedicated and experienced in roof repair.
Flashing Issues 🏠
Flashing is the metal or plastic strip that’s installed around your chimney, vents, skylights, and other openings in your roof. Over time, flashing can become loose or damaged, causing leaks.
If you notice any leaks in your home, it’s possible that you have a flashing issue. These materials are typically more robust when compared to other roofing materials, but it is still possible that over time they can deteriorate and cause leaks. Failing to replace the flashing when damaged can lead to bigger issues later on.
Ice Dams ❄
In the winter months, Ice dams can form when heat escapes from your home through the roof, melting the snow on the shingles. The water then runs down the roof and refreezes at the edge, forming a dam.
Ice dams can cause serious damage to your roof and home, so it’s important to be aware of them and take steps to prevent them. One key step is to shovel your roof or use a roofing brush to take off excess snow. The best practice is to just be mindful if you see any irregular ice or snow forming and take action.
If you’re having issues with your roof Norton Construction can help! contact us for your free consultation today!