Most homeowners will experience a roof problem at some point in their 5 Common Roof Issueslives. From small leaks to major issues, roofs can suffer from a number of different problems that require attention. The following list includes some of the most common roof problems that require calling a professional roofing service to remedy.

Repairing roofs not only requires a special skillset, but it can be dangerous as well. In most cases, the risk just isn’t worth it. Instead, count on Batterbee Roofing to get the job done for you.

Roof Leaks Probably the single most common roof problem, leaks can form in a number of different places from around flashing to broken shingles. Most commonly, leaks form in these areas:
  • Around the chimney
  • Under or around damaged shingles
  • Where flashing meets the roof
  • Around skylights
  • Close to vents, ducts, or pipes
  • In low spots on the roof’s surface
Poor Installation

A roof installation done by an inexperienced or unqualified roofer can end up costing you in the long run. Whether it was installed before you bought the home, or done on your watch, poorly installed roofs remain one of the most common reasons behind short roof life expectancy and mold formation.

Tree Damage

It goes without saying that if a tree hits your roof, there’s going to be damage. With Florida’s sometimes busy hurricane seasons however, that concern becomes very real. Even if branches are rubbing up against your roof on a daily basis, they can prematurely wear down the protective layer on your shingles or even lift them up, allowing water inside. The easiest fix is to trim back any limbs that overhang your roof, but if damage has already been done, a professional roofing company can repair the damage.

Clogged Gutters

Broken, clogged, or poorly maintained gutters can cause rain water to back up instead of draining off safely. Backed up water can rot your roof’s eaves and cause serious structural damage. Routinely checking gutters for debris, broken parts, or clogs can go a long way to preventing problems. If your gutters regularly fill with leaves, installing screens over the gutter openings can help.

Poor Maintenance

Most roof problems are easy to remedy if caught early, but many homeowners ignore their roofing until it’s too late. Ignoring routine maintenance is a surefire way to turn any problem into a major repair down the road. Annual or semi-annual inspections are a great way to keep tabs on the health of your roof at all times.

To schedule an inspection, or if your roof needs repair, call the experts at Batterbee Roofing today at 352.748.6300.