Roofing professionals like Tittle Brothers Construction have always valued regular maintenance and timely repairs on Ann Arbor roofing. Scheduled maintenance is only part of keeping a healthy roof. Knowing what causes roofing problems and how to prevent them also helps in your preventive maintenance plan. This way, you don’t have to deal with costly repairs and replacement later on. Here are four common causes of roofing problems and ways you can prevent them:
- Overhanging Trees
Trees aren’t a problem by themselves, but the limbs should be at a distance from your roof. Otherwise, the sharp ends could penetrate the roofing material. Strong winds can also cause heavy branches to break and fall on your roof. Small pests can also access the roof through the branches. These can create nesting grounds on your roof, which can lead to health issues.
- Clogged Gutters
Another consequence of trees overhanging a roof is clogged gutters due to leaves. Combined with various kinds of debris, clogged gutters can cause problems, from water stains on the siding to weakened soil around the house foundations. You can easily spot leaking or damaged gutters are easily recognizable, and you need to have them fixed immediately.
Regular inspections and cleaning of your roofing in Ann Arbor pre-empts moisture-related and foundation issues. You can invest in gutter protection systems such as Leaf Relief® to prevent clogging completely.
- Loose or Damaged Flashing
You can find flashing around chimneys, vents, and any other roofing protrusions. It prevents water from seeping through the different penetrations on your roof. Roofers can detect loose flashing during a maintenance run. If you haven’t had your roof inspected for the past three years or so, make it a point to have an inspection conducted soon.
- Extreme Weather
Extreme winds and rain cause different roofing problems. Even if your home doesn’t look damaged after a storm, there are not-too-obvious issues like loose shingles, perforated underlayment, or pooled water in the valleys. Make it a point to have a professional roofer conduct inspection and repair after a severe storm. Maintenance can help extend your roof’s life span.
Keep your roof in good shape through quality services from Tittle Brothers Construction. We can help fix different types of roofing issues and do replacement if necessary.