As a homeowner, you should know how important it is to regularly maintain your roof. Should any problems arise, regardless of how big or small they are on your roof, it’s important to have them addressed by a trusted roof repair contractor immediately to prevent further damage and costs. To help you stay on top of things, Home Pro Exteriors shares below some of the problem areas that you’ll need to pay attention to:
Gutters and Downspouts
The gutter system of your home keeps water away from its foundations and protects its structural integrity. To ensure that your gutters and downspouts are working as well as they should, you’ll have to conduct regular maintenance especially since they’re susceptible to water and debris buildup. Doing this also prevents mold and mildew to grow under your roof.
Most modern roof systems offer great protection but are sometimes prone to discoloration and curling. If your roof has missing or broken shingles, it can leave the underlying wood structure exposed to the natural elements, which can cause holes, rottings and more damage. They can also buckle if they were not adequately ventilated during installation. To avoid this, have a professional roof replacement contractor fix the issue.
Flashing is an important component that’s used to seal the areas of your roof where two slopes meet or end, including perimeters, walls, edges, walls, valleys, penetrations, and drains. It essentially seals any voids in your roof where water can otherwise leak through. It’s not rare for flashing to come loose over time, but other issues such as weather deterioration and oxidation are more common.
When you’re in need of a professional roofing and deck builder, there’s only one company in the area who can get the job done right. Call Home Pro Exteriors at (845) 343-1777, or fill out our convenient contact form. Contact us today! We serve Warwick and nearby NY areas.