3 Common Roof Problems (and What to Do About Them)

The roof is an area of your home that often gets overlooked, but it's also one of the most important parts of your home. Keeping your roof maintained is key in protecting your home and its contents. Today's blog from your favorite Lake of the Ozarks roofer addresses 3 common roofing problems and what you should do to prevent or remedy them.

Leaks & Moisture 


Leaks are likely the most common roofing problem. Roof leaks can occur for a variety of reasons, from improper installation to roof damage. Water can infiltrate your home through a hole from a popped nail, around damaged flashing, or from water backed up from an ice dam. Unfortunately, leaks can often be difficult to detect, and the point of the actual leak may be far from where the water has found its way into your home. Moisture in your home can then lead to other issues like mold and rot. The best way to prevent roof leaks is to have your roof regularly inspected by a roofing professional at the Lake of the Ozarks. If you already have a roof leak, it's important that you have it repaired before it leads to further damage to your roof or home, which can be more costly to repair.

Punctures & Holes 


There are a variety of things that can puncture your roof. Hail can cause punctures in your roofing material and wind can blow debris onto your roof, which can also puncture the roof. Wildlife could also be a source of damage to your roof. While storm damage could be highly visible, hail damage typically is not that noticeable. If left alone, continued wear and tear to that damaged spot can lead to bigger problems. Some companies offer free roof inspections at the Lake of the Ozarks, which can help you determine if your roof has sustained hail damage. From small punctures to big holes, roof punctures leave your roof and home vulnerable to the elements, which can lead to a variety of other issues. Be sure to have even the smallest of issues addressed as soon as possible to avoid further damage from occurring and more costly repairs down the road. 

Cracking & Blistering


As time goes by, roofs are subject to a variety of things that cause wear and tear. Eventually, cracks, blisters and ridges can develop. When the roof membrane shrinks, this often causes cracks in the upper layers of your roof, the shingles. Blistering, ridging, splitting and surface erosion of shingles will eventually lead to bigger roofing problems down the road. If you notice any cracked shingles or blistering areas of your roof, it's a good idea to contact a professional roofer for an estimate on your Lake of the Ozarks roofing needs.

The risks of all these roofing problems can be minimized with regular roof inspections. Give Above & Beyond Roofing a call at 573-302-0354 to schedule your FREE roof inspection at the Lake of the Ozarks today! We are here for all your roofing needs in the Lake area.

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