7 Common Roofing Problems Where You'll Need The Help of Roofers

December 3, 2021

The best gift to give you and your family during the holiday is peace of mind. Being thankful for a roof over your head during the holiday seasons is a start if the roofing material still has high integrity and protective capability.

Before the snow heavily hits after the season, here are seven common roofing problems where calling a Guelph roofer is your best course of action. Learn more about each of these issues below.

Flashing Damage

Flashing damage is when the flashing on the roof of a building fails and allows water to get into the structure of the building. Small animals can often be the culprits of flashing damage. There are a few ways this can be fixed, but they can vary depending on where the damage is. Some ways to fix flashing damage include: cleaning out the accumulation of debris and scrubbing it down, adding some sealant, and replacing any damaged material with new material.

Roof Leaks

A roof leak is a hole in the roof that allows water to enter. Roofers will fix roof leaks by going onto the roof and locating the leaking area. A hole in the roofing material, leaky component on the roof, or a problem with the flashing around a chimney or skylight are all primary causes of possible roof leaks. Roofers will seal the leaking area with caulking or other materials and then apply a waterproof sealant on top of it to prevent water from seeping.

Shingle Granule Clogging Gutters

The large pieces of asphalt shingle granules and fragments can get caught in the gutters of houses and cause clogs, stopping water from flowing through the gutters. 

The wind can blow asphalt shingle granules and fragments into gutters, where they get caught on the downspouts. They can cause clogs, stopping water from flowing through them or being blown out again.

A professional roofer can clean your gutters, downspouts, and roof by using a gutter vacuum system to suck out leaves and debris. They can also use a leaf blower to blow debris off the roof.

Pooled Water

When water pools on the roof of a house, it has to be removed. One way is to use a modified squeegee. The squeegee is modified by cutting the traditional rubber blade off the squeegee. The blade is replaced with a small rubber flap that can be pulled horizontally across the roof's surface. The rubber flap is held in place by two screws. The water is carried off of the roof by pulling the flap backward.

Tree Damage

Tree damage is any damage done to a tree by a storm, tornado, or another natural disaster. Roofers repair the damage by cutting and removing any fallen and damaged limbs and branches and by pruning and repairing the tree to its former condition. They use chainsaws to cut the branches and limbs, hand saws for smaller limbs, and pruning shears for smaller branches.

Snow and Freezing

When snow and freezing temperatures affect a roof, it can cause it to contract and expand. This is because the water in the snow freezes and expands, forcing the shingles to contract. This can cause damage to the shingles, resulting in leaks and a not-so-comfortable living environment. Repairing a roof typically includes a roofer scraping off excess ice and snow before replacing any damaged shingles. This will help prevent any future damage.

Missing Shingles

Roof shingles go missing when blown off the roof by the wind. To fix this, roofers use a variety of methods, such as installing metal spikes on the roof to keep shingles in place and creating a ridge vent to reduce the pressure of the wind.

You can always count on us at Turbo Roofing to provide you with the best methods when it comes to roofing improvements, repairs, and replacements. So contact us today to learn more about everything we can do for you.