Try as we might, but like most things these days, roofing just won’t last its lifetime without requiring maintenance and repairs. It’s one of life’s eventualities if you’re a homeowner. Although some roofing issues are more serious than others. In our years of experience, Pierce County Roofing has found the below to be the 4 most common roof problems that require attention.
1. A visibly sagging roof
A sagging roof is a sign of a structural issue, which is either caused by the foundation of your structure or the roof deck. This is not something you want to DIY, so you should get your roofing service provider in to fully assess the situation and advise on next steps.
2. Water leakage
The important thing to remember when identifying leaks in your roof is that the leak is only the symptom of the bigger problem – not your only one. So simply temporarily fixing the leak won’t cut it. A roof leak is usually indicative of cracked or broken shingles of tiles, or compromised flashing. No doubt this will need professional care as soon as possible.
3. Loose granules
Whether they’re in the gutters or on the ground, loose granules is never a good sign. This is likely to occur in situations where the roof has already reached a substantial age. Over its natural course, shingles are bound to eventually shed their granules as a result of all the external elements. Bare shingles in turn can pose a great risk to your roof as it opens the opportunity for leaks and other issues that shouldn’t be happening on your roof. Call an expert roofer in Lakewood for inspection as soon as you see these loose granules.
4. Mold and fungi growth
With all the advances in materials and techniques, sadly there is no way to avoid mold and fungi growth. Except for regular cleaning and maintenance, that is. They’re easily identifiable as dark marks on the surface of the roof, and may make themselves known inside the home via a mildewy smell while also affecting the air quality. Over time, the mold can also damage shingles, giving way for water infiltration or pest activity.