If you’re a homeowner, your hope should be that your roof stays in pristine condition for as long as possible. However, external factors like weather conditions are bound to create problems for it. If you are met with one of these problems, it’s important that you know how to identify it quickly and take the appropriate steps to get it resolved. So, how can you do that? We’ve identified three of the most common roofing problems you could encounter – and ways to notice and fix them!
#1: Broken/Missing Shingles
One of the biggest issues that faces your roof is the integrity of the sealant attaching the shingles. If the sealant wears off, shingles could dangle or even fall off of your roof! This is a problem that’s very easy to identify. Simply look for any shingles that look out of place or any gaps between the shingles. It’s as easy to replace as it is to spot, as many places sell their own shingles. From there, you can attach them yourself or request the services of a handyman.
#2: Pools of Water
If you’ve been through periods of heavy rainfall recently, it might be a wise idea to go and inspect your roof afterwards. This especially applies if you have a roof that’s on the flatter side. Water buildups on your roof could lead to mold, mildew and water damage further down the line! This is another problem that’s relatively easy to spot; simply look for water puddles or pools on your roof. To solve this problem, create tapered areas on your roof where the water can slide off.
#3: Granular Loss
Are you familiar with the granules on your roof? If not, it’s about time that you knew! These refer to the little pellets that you see on roof shingles. They protect your shingles from the Sun’s UV rays, so they’re vital to your roof! Look for shingles without bumps or granules clogging up your gutters. If you’ve noticed a significant amount of them piled in there, it may be time to replace your shingles.
Roof Installation and Replacement at Bay State Exteriors
When it comes to improving the exterior of your home, Bay State Exteriors are the experts you can trust! We can install and replace your roofing, siding, gutters and windows to ensure that your home functions at its best. We can also improve your home’s curb appeal! For a significant improvement that you can see, contact Bay State Exteriors today.