August 17th, 2018
Your roof is a vital part of any home or business, though it is often taken for granted. That is, until it starts to leak! Since we don’t look at our roof everyday, it is easy to miss some red flags.
5 Most Common Roof Problems That Should Be Addressed Right Away
The Feared Roof Leak
Water doesn’t have to be dripping from the ceiling, it could be discolored ceilings or walls, that indicates a leak. Our intense heat and direct sun are particularly hard on flashing, plastic around vents, valleys and other roof components.
Whether it is a depression or small hole, they can cause significant damage. You would be surprised how destruction our intense storms, hail, even birds (mostly woodpeckers) and squirrels can do.
Watch Out For Those Trees
Obviously, you should watch out for sick or dying trees falling, but also take notice of any branches growing over your roof. Leaves and pine needles, quickly pile up on the roof, trapping moisture, eventually seeping into the shingles, the underlayment, and then the support beams, causing warping, rotting, and leaks.
Overgrown branches can break, damaging the roof. A good rule of thumb, is to your home should have at least a 10 foot radius that is clear of any branches. Many insurance companies may require more.
Cracking and Corrosion
Wind and rain combined with intense heat and temperature fluctuation can cause roofing materials such as tiles and shingles to crack, metal flashing to corrode, and material holding things in place to erode, allowing water to seep in and cause all types of damage.
Compromised installation has become an issue here in Central Florida. Poor installation, low quality materials, and cutting corners, is a recipe for disaster.
Choose Your Roofer Wisely!
Schick Roofing is proud to be one of the few roofing companies here in Central Florida who have earned the GAF Master Elite contractor certification. It is such a distinguished achievement that only the top 3% of roofers throughout the country have obtained such an accomplishment.
A GAF Master Elite contractor means all the screening and research is done for you. You know the contractor you are working with is fully licensed, adequately insured, uphold a quality reputation, and provide expert roofers.
It also means Schick Roofing is highly reputable, dependable, delivers the highest quality installation, and able to offer GAF’s top warranties, which are backed by North America’s largest roofing manufacturer.