Your roof, regardless whether it’s made of asphalt or slate, is still going to experience problems throughout its service life. It’s important you know what these problems are so you can act immediately when your roof encounters it.
Creative Construction Group, Inc., your residential roofing contractors, lists the four most common roofing problems and how we address them.
1. Shingle Weathering
This is the gradual deterioration of the roof material, but is most commonly attributed to shingle decay due to direct exposure to weather along with pollutants and industrial atmosphere. As a general rule, organic materials such as wood are more susceptible to shingle weathering, compared with “artificial” materials such as asphalt, slate, tile and steel.
The tricky thing about weathering is it’s actually difficult to determine, which is why we recommend enlisting the aid of a residential roofing company to do an inspection on your roof.
2. Wind Damage
Wind damage is something of a “hidden” roofing problem as it often goes under the noses of most homeowners. The fact that the damage itself can vary between a slight tear-off to partially ripping off your entire roof makes it worse. Fortunately, wind damage is easy to address as all you need to do is replace the wind-damaged parts of your roof. You can make your roof more resistant to it, too, by picking heavier roofing materials such as tile and higher-grade metals.
3. Damaged Flashings
These thin metal strips are the ones attached to the weaker parts of the roof, such as the roof valleys and the joints. Their main role is to keep water away from these parts, but the tar that keeps them attached to the roof is just as susceptible to water damage. As a result, they are one of the first portions of the roof to get damaged and outright torn off during storms.
Thankfully, damaged flashing is easy to address as all you really need to do is have them replaced. Doing this in a timely manner protects your home from leaks during inclement weather.
4. Cracked Shingles
There are many reasons shingles crack. In the case of tile, it could be due to sudden changes of temperature. It could also be due to wind-driven debris or a side-effect of roof age. They’re actually easy to spot; what’s difficult is addressing them properly as you need to know what’s causing the cracks in the first place.
At Creative Construction Group, Inc., we’ll help you determine the true cause of the problems your roof experiences and address them properly. We offer complete roofing services, from timely and preventive roof repair to new roofing installation.
Crystal Lake homeowners may reach us at (815) 339-0550 to learn more about our roof replacement services. We are a residential roofing company serving homeowners in Crystal Lake, IL, and other parts of Illinois.