COMMON ROOF PROBLEMS
When it comes to common roofing issues, our team at Handyman Roofing is well-versed in handling a variety of roofing problems in the Tampa Bay area. When you notice any of these common roof problems, it is important to move quickly to repair the roof before these issues create larger and more costly problems.
Here are some common roof problems we encounter in Florida:
Most obvious is a stain on your ceiling. If the stain only appears, darkens, or grows in size after it rains, chances are you have a roof leak that is causing the destruction. Since leaks tend to find their own way down, and don’t necessarily follow a straight path, it can be tricky to find the direct source. You’ll want to enlist a licensed roofing contractor to track down the root of the issue.
Clogged or Overflowing Gutters
Clogged gutters are a recipe for disaster when it comes to your roof. Overflowing gutters can restrict water flow, leading to pooling water on your roof. Wet debris can form a sludge, weighing your gutter down, reducing the life of your gutter, and causing possible damage to your roof if the gutter pulls away under pressure. Remember to clean your gutters regularly.
Water stains on the soffit (the underside of your overhang) can mean rotten wood on the soffit area or the fascia. A common culprit for damaged fascia is clogged gutters, as gutters hang right below the fascia and the wet build-up can rot the wood. It’s important to fix a leaking fascia, as moisture may enter the eaves leading to mold and wide-spread rot on the inside of the roof, leading to larger roof problems.
Cracked, Broken, or Missing Roof Tiles
Roof tiles can become damaged or missing for multiple reasons. Something as simple as a critter scampering across your roof can cause a tile to grow loose and fall. When tiles do come loose, they need to be replaced. It’s best to fix the small issue before it becomes a big one.
Dry, Rotted, or Brittle Shingles
Overtime the granules have probably worn off, causing the shingles to become brittle. Direct exposure to the Florida sunlight can cause shingles to age and wear out. If they start to dry out, it’s probably time to be replaced.