Seasoned homeowners will admit that roofing problems are not the best kind of problems to have. One day you wake up all of a sudden a problem you thought was small, is causing even bigger problems. They’re bound to happen, which is why it is best to have regular inspections and maintenance checks done so you can nab the problem right at the beginning, avoiding time and costs further down the line.
Some places have problems unique to the area, and having operated in Lakewood for more than a decade, we know Lakewood’s roofing problems all too well. Pierce County Roofing shares the most common problems Lakewood homeowners have with their roofs.
No one enjoys that moment when they first discover a roof leak. You might stumble upon it by hearing an annoying drip, or worse, blisters on the interior walls of your home, caused by the seeping moisture.
Leaks can occur in the event of poor installation, where small gaps are left, allowing water to seep through. However, they can occur even after a perfect installation. Unfortunately this is a consequence of an aging roof, that’s why it’s best to regularly maintain your roof.
The blistering that develops on the home’s inside walls is as much a result of moisture as it is of poor ventilation. If a roof is not adequately ventilated, warm, humid air is allowed into the home and that warm air combined with the moisture is what causes those paint blisters.
Roofs provide the perfect shelter for wild animals when the weather conditions are not very favorable – either too hot or too cold. Lakewood homes may find that raccoons, bats, squirrels or birds have taken up lodging for a season or two. It’s a sweet thought, but the reality is that they could cause damage over time. Not only will the damage be to the structure of the home, but their droppings could pose a threat to homeowners and their families too.