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The following is a list of 10 of the most common roofing issues for people in the Miami-Dade County area.
Poor or Faulty Installation
Roofers who cut corners, whether with the use of materials or poor workmanship, are far more likely to produce continuing problems. Your best bet is to contract a team of roofers like Top Seal, who stand behind their work. In doing so, your roof is bound to last longer. What’s more, you’ll save a great deal of money in the process.
Leaks and Moisture
It’s the usual offenders (wind, rain, hail, humidity, and debris) who allow moisture to get trapped under layers of roofing, resulting in leaks, mold, and rot. Your number one defense against the elements is high-quality roofing.
Poorly Installed Flashing
The maintenance known as “flashing” seals the area where your roof has been pierced, as in the case of vent pipes, sky lights, chimneys, and heating and cooling systems. Improperly installed flashing can result in open seams and laps while reducing your roof’s longevity.
Clawing and Gnawing Animals
Unchecked, critters, birds, and insects can a do a surprising amount of damage to your roof. It’s best to get rid of them before they get the opportunity.
Water that sits or ponds on your roof is a sure sign of eventual problems. Typical causes include improper drainage of gutters and HVAC units, as well as improper original roofing. Again, the likelihood of facing an issue like ponding water is greatly reduced when the job of roofing is done right the first time.
Punctures and Penetrations
Wind and humidity can lead to the eventual puncturing of roofing material. Any sealant or flashing that’s been added needs to be inspected regularly in order to avoid large, costly repair.
Simple maintenance of overhanging trees can help preserve the integrity of your roof. You’d be surprised at the damage that can be done to the protective top layer of your roof when trees become overgrown and begin to interfere with the structure of your property.
Built up heat and moisture can do damage to rafters, sheathing, shingles, and insulation. Roof and attic ventilation is essential to maximizing the strength of your roof’s structure.
Shrinkage and Blistering
Ridging, splitting, and surface erosion of shingles can also spell major problems for your roof.
Regular inspection and maintenance can extend the life of your roof, ultimately saving you a great deal of money. The removal of tree limbs, for example, has been known to save homeowners in the long run. What’s nice is that, at the end of the day, the most minor commitment to maintenance can pay dividends.
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