June 27, 2018
Roofs are an essential part of commercial and residential buildings. Not only does a roof safeguard against natural elements, it enhances energy efficiency and prevents internal damages. Problems in the roofing are a sign that you need to call a roofing professional. Neglecting roofing problems can take a heavy toll later.
Keeping a lookout for these common indicators can help you avoid serious expenses and inconvenience later:
You’ve got problems with moisture
Ideally, a roof insulates a building against harsh weather and precipitation. But if your roofing has moisture problems, it acts similar to a conductor that needs additional heating, cooling, or ventilation. Few telltale signs of accumulated moisture in the roof are the presence of mold and mildew on walls and sidings, peeling plaster, holes or gaps in roofing boards, and spongy or bouncy feel when you walk on the roof.
Moisture problems if ignored can make your roof weak and spell disaster for your property. Water infiltration, hefty electricity and plumbing overheads, and parasitic infestation are just some of its repercussions. A professional can detect issues before they become unmanageable and take remedial measures that would cost a lot less and can be a blessing for property owners.
You’ve noticed bubbling on the roof
Take a walk on your roof. If you get a trampoline feel, it could mean trapped moisture under the chemically adhered ply roof. Bubbling can significantly reduce your roof’s lifespan. Moisture can also cause blisters on a roof.
Moisture from rain or snow can also seep underneath the shingles and warp the roofing. In such a case, the damaged roofing plywood needs to be pulled out and replaced. Moisture meters are useful in detecting pooled moisture in roofs. Often, due to improper fixing of the many membrane layers in a roof could be a cause of moisture finding its way. Air creeps into the gaps and causes blisters on the roof.
Consult a trained roofing professional promptly to get a fair estimate of how much time and expense is involved in roof replacement.
Your roof’s flashing is missing, damaged, or dislodged
Flashing secures a roof to the building. It closes gaps and makes for a watertight seal between roofing materials, roof sections and parts of the building. Poorly installed or aged flashing is a sign that your roof needs immediate attention. Cement or tar flashing may need to be replaced by robust metal flashing or bituminous base flashing. Metal flashing is susceptible to temperature fluctuation and can expand or contract leading in cracks in the flashing. Bituminous base flashing is sturdy and weather-proof.
Roofing material has holes, is ripped or torn
Age of a roof is a deciding factor that will determine whether you need to replace or refurbish your roof. A typical roof lasts about 8 to 12 years if it’s structurally sound and properly installed by roofing professionals. A sagging roof is an indicator of structural weakness and should not be neglected. Sag could be caused by inadequate support or damaged beams or some other structural flaw. Take advice from a roofing expert as soon as you suspect roof sag. Design flaws are costly to rectify but are non-negotiable.
Take a stroll in your attic. If you can see sunlight beaming in, this means there are holes or gaps in your roofing. Visible signs of degradation should be treated immediately. It’s best to get an expert opinion on your roof’s health. There really is no point in compromising the safety of you and your loved ones by living under a faulty roof. A professional’s trained eye, techniques and tools will spot flaws before they become impossible to reverse or take care of.
You’ve had work done by other trade professionals recently
Roof restoration and replacement should be done by certified professionals who adhere to industry standards and use experienced roofing crew. Absolute Construction is certified by major manufacturers (Certainteed) and we use products with limited lifetime warranty that allows maximum benefits to buyers. Most guarantees protect buyers from manufacturing defects such as delamination, granule loss, and cracking.
Shingled roofs are also restored with best of Class 4 impact-resistant shingles at competitive cost. Synthetic tile, slate, stone, wood or aluminum- whatever be your roof type- Absolute roofing professionals will provide excellent restoration and upgradation services within your budget. Get a free estimate today.
Apart from these common issues, roofing can deteriorate by wear and tear and lack of maintenance. Replacing or restoring the roof of commercial buildings can be expensive and time-consuming. So it’s imperative to be alert and identify telltale signs early on, get a roof inspection done today and rest easy.