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Common Roofing Problems Found During Inspections

Common Roofing Problems Found During Inspections

What the Home Pros Know with Matt Novinger

A well-maintained roof is more than just a shelter over our heads. It’s a shield that protects our homes and families from the harsh elements, ensuring comfort and safety day in, day out. However, like any other component of a house, it can encounter issues that, if left unaddressed, could lead to costly repairs or even replacement. That’s where the critical role of professional roof inspections comes in for helping detect potential problems early and keeping your roof in top shape. 

Leaks and Water Damage 

Leaks and water damage are common yet potentially severe issues that can be unearthed during a roof inspection. When left unchecked, prolonged exposure to water can cause a gradual deterioration of wood, drywall, and other building materials, ultimately resulting in deformation, weakening, and potential structural failure. Such damage, if extensive, may even impact your insurance company’s coverage of the damage. Therefore, it is recommended to address roof leaks and water damage as promptly as possible to minimize the risk of further damage.  

Damaged or Missing Shingles 

Another common issue that a roof inspection can reveal is the presence of damaged or missing shingles. Factors like hail damage, wind damage, and structural damage can lead to the deterioration or absence of shingles, compromising the structural soundness of your roof. The roof becomes vulnerable to the elements, heightening the likelihood of water infiltration, and potentially expediting the degradation of the underlying roofing materials. 

Homeowners should be vigilant for signs such as: 

  • attic leaks 
  • missing shingles 
  • curling shingles 
  • shingle cracks from hail 

These signs are indicators of damaged or missing shingles. If you find yourself facing these issues, professional roofing contractors can help address them and provide necessary repairs or replacements. 

Poor Ventilation 

Inadequate roof ventilation is a less obvious but equally significant issue that can be identified during a roof inspection. Poor ventilation may result in the accumulation of excessive moisture, which can permeate the roof decking, leading to deformation, sagging, and deterioration. These issues may not be visible at first glance but can cause severe damage over time. 

Roof inspectors identify poor ventilation issues by checking for signs like blocked vents, improper airflow, excessive moisture in the attic, and obstructed roof soffits. To enhance inadequate roof ventilation, measures include installing intake vents such as soffit vents and adding roof vents like ridge vents or turbine vents to facilitate the escape of hot air. A professional roof inspection can help identify the need for these improvements. 

Man in a hardhat and orange vest inspecting a roof.

Whether you’re dealing with leaks, damaged shingles, or poor ventilation, remember that CoMo Premium Exteriors is always ready to be your partner in maintaining your roof’s integrity. Trust their professional services, warranties, and guarantees to keep your roof in the best shape for years to come.

Matt Novinger
Matt Novinger

CoMo Premium Exteriors is mid-Missouri’s largest roofing and exterior remodeling company. We believe in providing homeowners and business owners with free, honest inspections and advice to help them make informed decisions. We never use high pressure tactics because our goal is to build long-term relationships built on quality workmanship, great communications, and good cleanup when we’re done. If you need a new roof, gutters, siding, windows, or a deck; give us a call!

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