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The roof plays a strategic role in protecting a home and its inhabitants from different types of weather conditions. Over time, it can endure many issues before it starts to fail by the end of its expected lifespan. But to ensure that your roof stays visually appealing over the years while keeping you and your family safe and comfortable, it should undergo a regular roof inspection and be maintained by a trusted contractor.

Roofing maintenance isn’t a task that you can do on your own. Any attempt to go up and inspect it yourself puts a risk on your safety, not to mention voids the manufacturer’s warranty. You’re better off hiring a professional contractor who has the means (and safety gear!) to maintain your roof and keep it in its best condition.

A professional roof inspection also helps in alleviating some of the concerns you may have about your roof. And if you hire a capable roofer from StormROOF Systems, LLC, not only will we do a thorough inspection, but we’ll also address any potential issue that can become problematic later on. Leave it to the professionals, and they’ll provide the best solutions in handling some of the most common problems, which include:

Inadequate Ventilation

You need to have adequate ventilation to get sufficient air circulation through your home’s interiors. A well-designed ventilation system has its intake and exhaust vents placed at key points in a roofing system. If there’s an insufficient amount of intake/exhaust vents installed, it can affect the whole air circulation within your home. It will also lead to heat and moisture buildup in your attic, which can become a whole different problem to resolve!

To ensure that you have enough intake and exhaust vents installed, call in a professional roof repair contractor to inspect your attic. They’ll know how to determine whether your roof has enough intake vents installed on the soffits or eaves, which is important to let in cool air. They’ll also check if you have enough ridge vents installed, which is important to allow warm air to rise and dissipate properly.

Water Leaks/Moisture

Moisture is normal if you don’t see any visible water leaks on your ceiling and attic. However, this isn’t always the case, so it won’t hurt to see for yourself to know for sure that your roof is free of leaks. If you find moisture in your attic, then there’s a high probability that you have a hidden leak somewhere.

Water leaks are also one of the most common types of roofing problems, and if you’re already dealing with this, get it fixed as soon as possible. Leaving this unaddressed will only allow water to gradually cause damage to the rest of your roofing system. The damage will build up over time, which can damage the rafters, insulation, sheathing and other parts of your roofing system. This can also lead to mold and mildew problems, an increase in your utility bills, and even a costly replacement!

Both moisture and water leaks are roofing concerns that won’t always be immediately visible, as they can still happen anywhere on your roof. Make sure to look for any sign of water stains in the walls and ceilings of your home, as well as mold and rot on the wooden parts of your inner roof structure. This can be tricky without the help of a professional, so hire one who can do it for you. They’ll also check if your roof is sagging and address them properly to prevent further damage to your home.

Damaged Gutters

Your gutters are meant to divert the water runoff down the drain and keep them from pooling and leaking into your roof. But if they’re already damaged and deteriorated, they need to be repaired or replaced as soon as possible. Otherwise, your damaged gutters won’t catch the water runoff effectively and can cause more problems to your roof.

Damaged gutters and downspouts will only damage your roof and the rest of your home over time. Only a professional roof repair contractor can address your gutter problems properly, so be sure to have it checked and maintained regularly to avoid unwanted costs for your roof!

Rotten Soffit/Fascia Board

The soffit and fascia boards will be one of the first parts of your roof to rot if your gutters don’t drain water runoff properly. When winter comes, even just a single ice dam can be more than enough to rot the soffit or fascia board once the water starts to melt. Rotten areas in your soffit and fascia are weak spots in your roofing system for small animals such as birds and squirrels to nest in, which can compromise the overall structure of your home.

To keep your soffit and fascia board intact, make sure to get your gutters cleaned and check for any sign of damage properly. Get it inspected by a professional roofer so that they’ll address any problems they may find.

Storm Damage

No matter what season it is, severe weather will always be a big concern for homeowners. You might be confident that your roof will weather most storms, but it’s a good habit to get your roof inspected as soon as a storm passes. You can inspect the roof yourself from ground level, but you won’t know for sure unless you take a closer look. If you’re already sure that your roof has sustained storm damage, it needs to be repaired as quickly as possible to prevent it from affecting other areas of your home.

Faulty Installation/Repairs

Shoddy or subpar roof work can be very costly later on, as the problems that come with it won’t always be visible until years later when there’s significant damage to other parts of your home. By the time they appear on your roof, the only solution is to get major repairs or a full roof replacement.

To avoid this from happening to your roof, you need to hire not just any other professional contractor. There’s only a handful of professional contractors in the area who have the experience and equipment to repair or replace a roof properly, and even fewer who have a good reputation in the local community. It helps to do some research to know who’s the best contractor for the job!

When it comes to repairing roofs that have storm damage, there’s only one name you can trust. Call StormROOF Systems, LLC today at (470) 300-1768 or fill out our convenient contact form.