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Roofing problems are always an annoyance to deal with, and they can be expensive to fix too, which is why you need to obtain free quotes from roofing companies. Winter weather like ice and snow can cause damage all on its own to a roof that’s in top condition. Imagine what it can do to a roof that needs some love. That’s why you need to know what the most common roofing problems are and fix them before Jack Frost comes.
If your roof is leaking, you have a big problem. Even if the leak is small, and you don’t think it’s a major problem, it could be the sign of something much more problematic. So, as soon as you notice a leak in your roof, you should contact a professional.
The causes of leaks in the roof can vary a lot. There are so many reasons they occur, and it often takes a professional to find the exact source of the leak.
Whatever you do, don’t allow the leak to continue for an extended time. If you do this, the water could cause long-lasting damage to the structure of the roof and attic.
Damage Caused by Birds
Birds can be a big nuisance, and they can cause serious damage to your roof. For example, woodpeckers can peck holes in the eaves when they’re looking for insects. And then there’s the problem of birds exploiting gaps in the fence and nesting in the attic space.
This is something you need to avoid at all costs.
When birds make gaps in the roof bigger, it can cause other problems such as rot. So, how can you stop birds from getting into the attic? It’s not that difficult. Firstly, you need to check the roof for gaps regularly. And then you can put up a net inside the attic so that if gaps do appear, birds won’t be able to get in.
Don’t complain about the snow on your neighbor’s roof when your own doorstep is unclean.
Having clogged or broken gutters might seem like a relatively small problem, but the consequences can be enormous. When the water can’t flow through the gutters as it should do, the water can back up and then affect the roof. The water will be left to stand on the roof, and this can cause rot.
There are some things you can do to stop this from becoming an issue, though. For example, you can add a cover on the drains. This will prevent leaves and other debris from falling into the gutter and clogging it up. It’s also a good idea to check for cracks and damages to the drains a few times a year.
Ice is another of many common roofing problems. When water gets underneath the roof’s shingles and then freezes, the shingles can be lifted off.
This is why it’s so important to make sure that the shingles have been attached securely.
Nothing’s more determined than a cat on a hot tin roof.
What is the worst thing your roof has gone through?
Krystle Cook – the creator of Home Jobs by MOM – put her psychology degree on a shelf and dived into a pile of diapers and dishes instead. She is a wife and mother to two rambunctious boys, sweating it out in her Texas hometown. She loves cooking, DIY home projects, and family fun activities.