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Homeowners can often encounter roofing problems at some point in their lives. From major cracking to small leaks, roofs suffer from a number of common ailments that demand immediate attention. We have listed a few of the most frequent reasons that will force you to call a commercial roof repair service.
Caution: Repairing roofs can be tricky and dangerous. In most cases, it’s best not to fix the problem yourself. Instead, call a professional roof repair company like Whitrock Associates, Inc. II get the job done right.
When water begins to pool, or form little ponds on top of the roof, it can cause problems in the long run. A particular worry when it comes to flat roofs, the solution is to form tapered areas over the surface of the roof. Those little slopes will allow the water to run off, keeping your roof free from water damage.
Wind, rain, hail, snow, ice, and debris. All of these and more can lead to moisture getting under the layers of roof and causing everything from leaks to mold and rot.
If your gutters are clogged, broken, or otherwise defective, water might be backing up into the system. In that case, it might eventually seep into the eaves, where it can lead to rot. Preventing such damage involves routinely checking your gutters for debris, as well as broken parts. Installing screens on the gutter openings also prevents twigs and leaves from getting into your system.
When a roof material shrinks, it can lead to a host of other difficulties, such as deterioration, cracking, and the pulling apart of critical components like flashing. Shrinkage particularly affects roofs covered with EPDM (a synthetic rubber membrane) and all other roof coverings.
It goes without saying: If a tree limb crashes into your roof, you’re in trouble. However, even if the branches rub against your roof on a daily basis, they can scratch the surface and wear down the top layer. At the very least, it’s safer for your roof if trees are trimmed so no limbs are resting on top of your home. At the very most, you might consider removing any trees that pose a serious danger to the integrity of the roof.
Call Whitrock Associates, Inc. II for Maintenance and Repair
If you need a thorough inspection, routine maintenance, or emergency roof repair, contact Whitrock Associates, Inc. II in North West Florida. Our team of experienced professionals provides immediate emergency repairs to all of our valued customers.