A sturdy roof is a home’s first barrier against extreme weather, preventing leaks and moisture buildup. With regular maintenance checks from a residential roofing company, you can avoid most significant issues. However, many Dallas-Fort Worth homeowners are unaware of the common problems that pose a risk.
Common Roof Problems Impacting Dallas-Fort Worth Homes
While homeowners in the DFW take a great deal of pride in the appearance of their homes, roof problems can happen to anyone. Taking maintenance steps can prevent some problems, but not all.
Here are some of the most common roof problems we find in our area and what you can do to fix them.
Through weather, foot traffic, and simply time itself, both asphalt and wood shingles can be damaged. Shingles can show physical damage or be missing altogether. If you see this on your roof, it’s best to call a professional contractor for repairs or a full replacement.
Leaks are some of the most common roofing woes, but if your roof is leaking, it can be difficult to know where it’s coming from. Sometimes water can leak past a hole left by a storm, or it can leak through damaged flashing or from gutter buildup. Leaks can cause serious damage, so if you find one in your home, call a roofing contractor right away.
Good attic ventilation is crucial for maintaining the longevity of a roof. If heat cannot escape, your home will likely experience moisture buildup that could impact the shingles and cause structural damage. One of the benefits of regular roof maintenance is the ability to use thermal imaging to identify any ventilation issues, allowing for quick repair.
The parts where your roof meets things that aren’t the roof (chimneys, vents, etc.) need the extra protection only properly installed flashing can provide. The purpose of flashing is to keep water away from building materials that can be damaged by excessive moisture. If you see damage to your flashing, call a roof contractor right away, before you end up with significant roof damage.
High winds can damage a roof by blowing shingles or entire roof sections away entirely. Usually this damage occurs in a section or side that was exposed to the highest wind. Even the roof felt and sheathing can be blown away. If this happens to you, call a roofing contractor right away. You might also want to call your insurance company to see if the damage will be covered.
Lack of Maintenance
A lack of maintenance work is a primary reason for ongoing roof damage to homes across Texas. With regular residential roof maintenance, signs of damage can be spotted early-on – and repair work can begin immediately. However, most homeowners neglect these scheduled inspections, and will only call a roofing company when noticeable damage has already been done.
Residential Roof Repair and Maintenance in DFW
Meis Roofing is a dependable provider of home roof repairs, replacements and maintenance services. For help from leading Texas roofing contractors, contact our team today. Call 866-211-1116 or request a free roof inspection today.