Your roof serves as your home’s initial form of protection against damage and the elements which is why it should be regularly maintained for it to perform at its best. If your roof runs into problems when it isn’t in peak condition, it could put you and your family in danger since your roof could be unstable. As such, a seasoned metal roof company recommends you to have your roof regularly inspected to see if there are any issues with it so that it could be addressed early on.
In today’s post, Carolina Home Specialists share your roof’s most common problem areas and what you can do to protect them.
Your roof flashing is used to protect your roof’s edges, valleys, perimeters, walls, drains, or any area where two slopes can intersect. It’s built to prevent water from seeping into gaps in your roof which can cause leaks or mold growth. Roof flashings are made of steel, aluminum, or galvanized steel and are installed in leak-prone areas of your home such as the valleys, chimneys, or skylights.
The main problem that homeowners run into with their flashing is oxidation, weathering, and loosening. Initially, flashings were cut from sheet metal then installed onto your roof, but now they’re pre-formed and applied by a professional roofing contractor to ensure its effectiveness.
Your gutters are meant to divert water safely away from your home’s foundation to prevent pooling water and maintain your home’s structural integrity. Your gutters can be easily clogged by dirt, debris and tree branches which is why they need to be regularly cleaned and inspected for them to work efficiently. If they’re left alone, it could cause mold and mildew to spread beneath your roof, and eventually around your home.
A fascia is a horizontal trim underneath the edge of your roof. It’s usually made of sheet metal or wooden boards that act as a barrier between the edge of the roof and the elements. It also prevents moisture from entering your home, keeping your interior comfortable and energy-efficient. However, if they are weathered too much, they can rot and lead to moisture buildup. Once you notice this sign, have your fascia replaced or repaired to prevent further damage.
Here at Carolina Home Specialists, we offer high-quality home improvement materials and services that enhance your home’s beauty and functionality for the years to come. We pride ourselves in providing our clients with satisfaction and quality workmanship after every project we accomplish. We also offer a free metal roof estimate if you need one as well. Call us today at (336) 740-9915.