Your roof is susceptible to a number of problems, some more serious than others. Addressing problems — no matter how small — secures your home’s protection and comfort year-round. Here are some tips on detecting common roofing problems from A-TEX Roofing and Remodeling, your trusted roofing company.
The most common and destructive issue, roof leaks can occur in any type of roof and can be caused by anything from broken flashing to damaged shingles. Leaks can damage the interior of your home, as well as your foundation and landscape. Keep an eye out for dark stains and pooling water inside the home. Also check the attic for any beams of light.
Broken or Cracked Shingles
Shingles will break over time, though high-quality shingles provided by a trusted contractor tend to last much longer than generic, store-bought items. Anything from bad weather to debris can still cause problems. Check your roof for any missing, cracked or broken shingles since they can lead to leaks and pest infestation.
Every licensed roof contractor will inform you of the dangers of a poorly ventilated roof. Moisture from heat and cold will form and slowly damage your shingles. It can also lead to poor energy efficiency, making heating or cooling more expensive. An increase in your energy bill can indicate this issue. Alternately, you can check if your ceiling is hot to the touch during a summer day.
Poor Installation and Maintenance
Whether you’re investing in roof repair, maintenance or replacement, make sure to hire a reputable, experienced contractor. A botched installation can lead to a new roof failing faster than it should. Similarly, a shoddy repair or maintenance job can actually make the problem worse.
At A-TEX Roofing and Remodeling, we have the credentials to ensure a successful residential roof replacement or repair. We offer high-quality products backed by strong warranties. Need help with your roofing system? Get in touch with us today at (210) 399-1117 to learn more about our products and services. We serve San Antonio, TX, and the surrounding areas.