When do you need professional residential roofing services?
You may be wondering when you should call a residential roofing expert. In this article you will learn how to identify roofing problems and when to call a professional.
Common residential roofing problems
It’s often difficult to pinpoint where some common roofing problems are occurring and its easy make a mistake when diagnosing the problem. Although you can perform a DIY inspection you may find that it is not really worth the hassle. You could easily find yourself in a very uncomfortable and sometimes dangerous situation when performing your own roofing inspection. And if you call a reputable company like Samson Armor Roofing they will come to pinpoint and diagnose your problem as part of a free estimate. Your best bet is to always ask a professional roofing expert to conduct a roof inspection when you suspect some of these common roofing problems.
One of the most common problems is leaks in your roof that can be caused by any number of factors. Unfortunately by the time you see evidence of a leak inside your home the problem may already be very big. Its best to contact a roofing contractor right away to deal with this type of problem. Some things that can indicate a leak are water stains on inside the home on the ceiling or walls, a musty or mildewed smell that you can’t locate the source of, and the appearance of mold anywhere in your home. When you suspect a leak you must act quickly. Leaks can lead to extensive and costly damage to your home and your health.
Roof and attic ventilation is an integral part of making a roof last, and occurs naturally when vents are placed at the base of the roof (at the eaves or in the soffits) and near the top of the roof (the ridge) so that warm air can leave through the top, and cool air can be drawn through the bottom. Since warm air naturally rises, no mechanical process is necessary to create this air movement. Adequate ventilation regulates temperature and moisture levels in the attic. Left unchecked, heat and moisture can build up causing damage to rafters, sheathing, shingles, insulation, and raising energy costs, any may also lead to some ugly mold and mildew problems.
Lack of Maintenance
Lack of roof maintenance is probably a roof’s worst enemy. Many problems start out as minor, such as the need to remove overhanging tree limbs or cleaning backed up gutters. But when not corrected these problems can create serious damage. Routine inspection and maintenance can extend the life of your roof and that can save you a lot of money.
If you have not had your roof inspected contact Samson Armor Roofing to talk about a regular roof inspection to keep ahead of any serious problems and extend the life of your roof.
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