Roofs are something we rarely think about, that is until something goes wrong. A small roof problem can turn into a big home disaster if not fixed in time. If you can identify the problem quickly, the easier it will be to control the situation, saving you money.

Some roofing problems need attention sooner rather than later. Here are some of the common roofing issues Portland Roofing Company will help you fix:

Leaking Roof
If you suspect you have a leaky roof, it’s important to act fast. Water damage over time can be costly not just to the roof, but to the entire home. One of the first signs of a leaky roof is a water stain, maybe in a ceiling or an exterior wall. When you see this happen, don’t wait to start repairs. Black mold can start to form quickly, causing potentially respiratory issues for people in the house.

Roof Flashing Problems
Faulty roof flashing can be another reason why your roof is leaking and should be repaired promptly. Roof flashing is a weatherproof barrier between the different joints in the roof, such as near the chimney. Over time, the it can warp or become damaged. A regular roof inspection will help identify any damage to your flashing before it becomes a problem.

Moss On Roof
Here in the Pacific Northwest we live in a moist and cool climate, it’s likely you’ve encountered moss on your roof before. A roof provides the perfect atmosphere for moss to thrive, especially if there’s a shady tree blocking the sunlight. While it may not seem like a problem at first, it can cause debris and increase how much water the roof can hold, as well as shortening the lifespan of your shingles. One of the biggest mistakes homeowners make when it comes to removing moss on a roof is pressure washing. This can damage your roof further. 

If moss is a consistent issue, you may want to eliminate any sources that help it grow. If you have a large tree near your home, you may want to consider removing it, as moss thrives in shade.

Roof Ventilation
Proper roof ventilation is needed in any climate for overall temperature control throughout your home, specifically in the attic. Older homes may not have the proper ventilation needed to maintain temperature control for both the attic and the roof. This can cause issues for the roof as the weather changes.

Shingle Deterioration
As much as we hope our roof shingles last forever, time will eventually will take its toll on our roofs. The climate we live in causes shingles to deteriorate at a faster rate than drier and milder areas.