Since we are in the fall season and winter is quickly approaching, now is the time to learn more if you have a leaky roof. If we do not take action and fix these problems, it may cause you a lot of difficulties regarding your walls and roof. Let’s get started with 5 main issues and their ideal solutions. 

1. Standing water 

Water may not pose an immediate concern, but if allowed to remain, it can begin to wear on the roofing membrane over time. This reduces the membrane’s lifespan and can result in leaks, which can pose major difficulties for the remainder of the structure. It can occur due to a number of factors, including a faulty roof installation and a clogged drain. Drain unclogging is simple, but improper installation is not. In that case, a new roof is required.

2. Interior ceiling or wall staining

It occurs as a result of your roof layer allowing moisture into your walls and ceiling, resulting in staining. While investigating interior leaks, we have discovered a few reasons for water stains. Some are caused by a roof failure, but there are numerous additional reasons why water is seeping into your building. For example Vents/Skylights, HVAC Units, Leaking Pipe, Roof Flashing Failure, Damaged or Aged Waterproofing Membrane. The best solution is to request a contractor to find and solve the issue. 

3. Increased energy costs

If you notice a sudden increase in your air conditioning or heating costs, the cool or warm air may be
escaping through your roof. Have It checked out.

4. Dark stained areas on your roof

A dark or stained area on your roof is an early warning sign of roof damage caused by algae or fungi
growth. If you leave it like that, it will begin to eat away at the shingle base, causing them to loosen and
decay. Roofing shingle producers are integrating zinc and copper into their products to address this issue. Algae growth is inhibited by these chemicals. If your roofing system does not have this type of built-in protection mechanism, you can hire a roofing specialist to power wash or chemically wash your roof to remove the algae until you are ready to replace your whole roofing system.

Another source of concern for building owners with flat or tar roofs is surface bubbles caused by excessive heat or poor installation. The bubbles first fill with air, but when punctured, they inflate with water. If you do not take action, the water-filled bubbles will cause damage to your roof.

In Conclusion – Investing in a roofing project might be a difficult decision. However, by being prepared and asking the appropriate questions, you can locate the right contractor to provide high-quality work at a reasonable price.

 

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