Having a roof over your head is something you might not spend much time thinking about in day to day life. And you’ve probably spent even less time considering the well-being of the roof over your head. We all know the Texas heat is no joke, particularly in the summer when temperatures average 95 degrees regularly on the high end. So what effect do the elements and especially the high heat have on a roof? And what can you, as a homeowner, do proactively to ensure you get the most life out of your roof as possible?

  1. Broken or Missing Shingles – Most commonly due to weather, broken shingles allow water to get underneath them and can potentially lead to a leak. If the broken or lost shingle was covering a seam between other shingles, you are at a higher risk for a leak to cause damage to your home. What may seem small at its inception can eventually cause thousands of dollars in damage if not repaired properly.
  2. Poor Installation – Like any job, you want to be confident in the quality of the work you are paying for. As the saying goes, ‘You get what you pay for’. For something as protective and necessary as the roof your family lives under, you want to make sure you have a contractor with a great track record and a high quality work product. Be sure to ask for references when considering a contractor.
  1. Flashing Issues – Most homeowners may not even be familiar with the term ‘flashing’ unless they have been unfortunate enough to experience the effect of damaged or missing flashing. This imperative material is placed under the shingles and is can made from stainless or galvanized steel, aluminum or copper. Flashing’s job is to redirect water from the spot it lands on the roof and prevent it from entering openings and cracks. If flashing is in disrepair, water can leak through the roof into the walls or attic of your home.
  2. Excessive Moisture – The most common way water enters a home is through the roof, which is why it is so important to take time to inspect the status of your roof, especially after periods of heavy rainfall. However, it is not just rain itself that poses a threat. The leftover condensation from a rainstorm may leave high levels of humidity in the air. If this happens it is likely that mold and mildew will form in your roof, potentially on the outside and inside of the structure.
7 Most Common Roofing Problems in Fort Worth and Surrounding Areas
  1. Weather – In addition to the high heat that Texas is known for, storms also blow through regularly, and if severe enough, leave your roof in disrepair. After a storm has passed, be sure to check the shingles to make sure none have blown off or are sticking up. If shingles are sticking up you may want to call a professional roofing company to inspect the damage and determine whether action needs to be taken since the home’s first defense against weather has been affected.
  2. Clogged gutters – If leaves or other debris from last year are still clogging up your gutters, you can assume that the water from the last storm may very well be left sitting on your roof, just waiting to run off the side to potentially damage your home’s foundation. While tedious, it is important to make sure your gutters are clear so water can run through them and be directed away from your home.
  3. Irregular Maintenance – Falling behind on home maintenance is something that can happen all too easily. So many of the changes to our homes happen gradually, so you may not notice the normal wear and tear that accompanies home ownership. Being mindful of vulnerable areas on your roof could lead to greater savings down the road if you do not have to replace something prematurely.

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Homeowners have enough to think about with the goings on inside of their home, let alone up on top of it. Let us at Fort Worth Roofing Contractors LLC come alongside you as you care for one of your biggest investments. Give us a call today for a free inspection for your roof repair!