It’s probably the single most common roofing problem facing homeowners. From cracked flashing (those thin, weatherproofed pieces of metal that are designed to keep water out) to broken shingles, tiles or slate there are nearly as many causes as there are roofs.
Most commonly, roof leaks have a tendency to occur:
- Near the chimney
- Under damaged shingles
- At flashing points
- Around gutters
- At skylights
- Close to vents and pipes
- In low spots or valleys
If you see signs of a leak, including discolored ceilings or damp walls, contact Parker Roofing Ltd for an inspection from our roof repair specialists.
When water begins to pool, or form little ponds on top of the roof, it can cause problems in the long run. A particular worry when it comes to flat roofs.
3.Punctures and Holes
Everything from foot traffic to local wildlife can leave scrapes, puncture marks, or even big holes in a roof. Whether it’s a woodpecker drilling holes in the eaves or a contractor walking over the shingles, the damage can build up over the years, affecting the underlying wood or exposing it to rot-causing moisture.
When a roof material shrinks, it can lead to a host of other difficulties, such as deterioration, cracking, and the pulling apart of critical components like flashing. Shrinkage particularly affects roofs covered with EPDM (a synthetic rubber membrane) and other roof coverings
The professionals at Parker Roofing have decades of experience performing flat roof repairs. If you’re worried about shrinkage or simply need your roof inspected for signs of shrink-related damage, give us a call.
5.Cracking and Blistering
Over time, roofs can develop cracks, blisters, and ridges. Your chances of seeing such damage depends on the type of roof you have installed.
6.Snow and Ice Damage
Over the years, snow and ice can wreak havoc on almost any roof. That’s because ice and snow melt into water, which eventually seeps underneath your shingles. If it refreezes, you’re in for a rude surprise. That’s because the ice underneath your roof can push up against the flashing or shingles and even lift them, leaving gaps through which even more ice or water can enter.
The only way to ensure that winter conditions aren’t permanently damaging your roof is to schedule routine spring and winter inspection and maintenance. That way, you won’t be caught off-guard or stuck in a situation that demands emergency roof repair.
EPDM and other single ply membrane are less susceptible to damage as noted above.
Choosing inexperienced or poorly qualified roofing specialists can cost you money in the long run. In fact, shoddily installed roofs remain one of the most common reasons for long-term complications and short life expectancy and mold.
Parker Roofing has been in the business for over 40 years. Our team is highly experienced and extremely knowledgeable. Whether you need residential or commercial roof installation, we do the job right the first time so you don’t face costly repairs down the road.
It goes without saying: If a tree limb crashes into your roof, you’re in trouble. However, even if the branches rub against your roof on a daily basis, they can scratch the surface and wear down the top layer. At the very least, it’s safer for your roof if trees are trimmed so no limbs are resting on top of your home.
If your gutters are clogged, broken, or otherwise defective, water might be backing up into the system. In that case, it might eventually seep into the eaves, where it can lead to rot. Preventing such damage involves routinely checking your gutters for debris, as well as broken parts.
When caught early, the vast majority of roof problems are easy to fix. Bypassing routine maintenance, on the other hand, is the surest way to turn a minor concern into a major plight.
Call Parker Roofing for Maintenance and Repairs
If you need a thorough inspection, routine maintenance, or emergency roof repair, contact Parker Maythorn Ltd in West Yorkshire. Our team of experienced professionals provides immediate emergency repairs to all of our valued customers.
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