Top 5 Most Common Roof Problems

One of the most important aspects of your home is right over your head – quite literally! Your roof is something you want to keep in top-shape, especially considering many roof problems can happen without any warnings. Using skilled professionals and materials is a great step to start with, and well worth the investment, but what about other issues that pop up?

Sometimes it may be as minor as a damaged shingle, and other times it may involve a leak, shrinkage, or damage to the exterior of your home. These kinds of problems are not ones you should worry about trying to fix as a homeowner – leave that to the professionals and give yourself some peace of mind. Mikku & Sons Roofing offers free, no-obligation roof inspections, and will help to set you up with a plan on how best to tackle your roofing needs.

What follows are the top 5 most common roof problems, and what we recommend for each!

  1. Weather Damage
    Often the things that can cause our roof harm are things that remain outside of our control. In most cases, this comes in the form of damage from snow, hail, wind, and UV rays. Here in the valley, we don’t need to worry about the first two often, but winds from storms and the heavy exposure to the sun year-round will cause significant damage. Do your best to keep a reputable contractor such as Mikku & Sons on hand for when damages outside of your control do pop up.
  2. Water Damage and Leaks
    Roof leaks are incredibly common and can range from a minor inconvenience to catastrophic damage with just a bit of time. Commonly affected areas include gutters, drains, pipes, chimneys, skylights, and damaged shingles. Checking the inside of your home for water damage is also a smart idea. Finding discoloration on your walls or ceiling are a good indication of this damage.
  3. Punctures and Cracks
    Any type of puncture, crack, or blistering in your roof is an immediate sign you need a roof inspection done. Without immediate attention, these places can become nests for various pests – something far easier to prevent by just getting repairs made on time.
  4. Poorly Maintained Roofs
    Nearly every problem a homeowner has with their roof can be solved quickly if they are fixed early on. By allowing damages to exist without repair, you risk creating a bigger problem and lowering your property’s value. While there are times to hold off on superficial repairs and group them together to reduce overall costs, there are some signs you should never ignore – this may include finding broken shingles or pooling water.
  5. Poorly Repaired Roofs
    One of the worst mistakes a homeowner can make is choosing unprofessional roofers and other contractors to work on their home. This may save you money initially, but over time your roof may experience greater-than-average damage and may even need a full reroofing to fix previous damages or poor workmanship. Insurance, online reviews, certifications, and personal recommendations are all things to consider when finding a professional roofer.

Mikku & Sons Roofing is ready to help you plan your roof repair needs, starting with an obligation-free consultation at no expense to you. We want to make sure your roof is sound and ready to face the elements before the next storm rolls in! Call us today or fill out our online form to get started.