You roof is a critical layer of protection to the outdoor elements. It plays a major role in your utilities bill, and is expensive to replace and repair. Hopefully you hardly ever have any problems with your roof, and if it was properly installed, you should be in the clear most of the time.
However, due to constant outdoor exposure, if you live in your house long enough, you will run into common roofing problems. Here is what to keep a look out for:
Improperly Installed Flashing: If you area new to the roofing world, you may not know what flashing is. Flashing is an area of the roof that is sealed, usually with copper or metal, to prevent leaks and cracks. Sometimes, if your roofer isn’t being careful, they can not properly install the flashing. View this recent project from Rhode Island Slate where we replaced old flashing.
Leaks or Moisture: Leaks in moisture are incredibly dangerous to the integrity of a solid roof. Especially in New England you should be checking your roof and attic after each storm. Leaks leads to moisture inside your attic and roof. Moisture leads to mold. And mold leads to rotting roofs. An unexpected roof that gathers mold is a dangerous situation.
Critters: A little thought about issue that can cause problems in your attic and roof are critters. Small animals, insects, & any creature that starts to call your roof or attic home can cause damage that lead to further damage. If you hear any sounds in your attic, go inspect the area with a flashlight.
Overall, the most important thing you can do to prevent these common roofing problems is to make sure you hire a credible roofing contractor. If you are looking for a professional roofing contractor with thousands of successfully completed projects in Rhode Island and Southeastern, Massachusetts reach out to Rhode Island Slate Roofing.
Do you think your roof may be suffering from any of these common roofing problems? No worries. Get in touch with the professionals at Rhode Island Slate Roofing today. We will properly diagnosis the issue, identify the root cause, and offer the best solution.