While your roof may be specially designed to withstand the forces of nature on a daily basis, they are not completely invulnerable and will need to be repaired from time to time. Even the highest quality GAF roofing materials installed by the most experienced roofing company will suffer from minor issues. Here are the three most common roofing problems that homeowners encounter.
1. Minor Leaks
This is probably the single most common roofing problem that homeowners suffer today. No matter what type of roof you have, if it is not properly maintained and cared for, it will likely develop a leak over the course of its service life.
Leaks are especially common near the chimney, around skylights or close to vents and pipes. To make sure that a minor leak does not turn into a major headache, be sure to have your local roofing company inspect it at least once a year.
2. Loose or Missing Shingles
Missing shingles mean having an exposed roof, and this is something that you never want to happen. It is not uncommon to lose a couple of shingles, especially after an extreme weather event, such as a hurricane. After a storm, it is always a good idea to give your roof a good lookover from the ground with a pair of binoculars, or, if it is safe enough, grab a ladder, and check out the roof from the perch.
3. Punctures and Holes
There are a lot of things that can create puncture marks and holes on your roof, chief among them are excess foot traffic, hailstorms, errant tree branches and local wildlife. If you notice a hole on your roof, call your roofing company right away.
Pritchett Bros is proud to be one of the leading roofers in the Bloomington and Bedford areas. From minor roof repairs to full-scale roof replacement, we have what it takes to get the job done right. For all your roofing needs, be sure to give us a call at (812) 275-3185, or fill out our contact form to get in touch with one of our experts today.