The Most Common Problems Homeowners Encounters with Their Roofs
Roofing problems might be easy to identify, or they could be almost totally unnoticeable. In either case, it's very important that these problems are repaired as soon as possible. No matter how small or unnoticeable problems with your roofing are, they can develop into major issues if they aren't taken care of as quickly as possible.
At Shulman Roofing, our Orange County roofing contractors can assist you with any repairs or maintenance services that you may need for your roofing, and if you can identify these problems early, you'll be able to contact a professional before these problems grow into much worse, more complicated, and more expensive issues.
To help you identify them early on, here is a quick list of the most common roofing problems that homeowners encounter:
No matter what kind of roofing material your Huntington Beach home uses, it can develop a leak, and leaks are a very common problem for all types of roofs. Leaks in your roofing could be caused by a number of different things, but the two most common causes of leaks are joint damage and flashing damage.
Joints are located in spots where your roofing "breaks," like between the roof and a chimney, or between two sloped sections of a roof. The joints are highly susceptible to leaks, and they could be damaged at any time. If you've noticed a leak in your roof, it's very likely that your roof's joints are damaged.
Another of your that can easily develop leaks is the flashing, which is simply a name for a number of waterproofing materials. Flashing is used where anything comes up and out of your roofing, like a chimney, pipes, or vent stacks, to prevent water from seeping into these areas. Flashing can become weak or damaged over time, and that can leave your roofing prone to moisture damage and leaks. If you catch flashing problems early enough, you'll be able to simply reseal the flashing.
Roofs are designed to withstand severe weather conditions, but as the first line of defense your home has against weather, roofs are the first thing to be damaged during a storm. If any shingles on your Huntington Beach home's roof become loose during a storm, wind can easily slip underneath them and pull them up. After that, many parts of your roofing will become much more vulnerable to damage.
Soffit and Fascia
The soffit is the wood or metal panel which is on the underside of a roof's overhang.
The fascia is the board that runs either behind your gutter or along the roof line.
Both of these areas of your Huntington Beach home's roofing are extremely susceptible to damage. Fascia can be easily damages by moisture, and small animals and insects often forms habitats in soffit, which can cause cracks, holes, and rotting.