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<span>topic analysis:</span>  10 Common Roof Problems Every Homeowner Experiences

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  • Your home's roof keeps everything you own and love safe. Roof problems that aren't fixed in time lead to leaks.

    Sometimes it's hard to spot a roof leak because it hasn't seeped through the insulation. After just 24 hours, mold will grow on any damp, porous surface. If these leaks aren't taken care of, your whole home will develop a mold problem.

    Keep your home mold-free by learning how to spot roof problems early. Use this helpful list to plan your annual roof maintenance.

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1:   Storm damage

Notes:

  • High winds wreak havoc on your home and property. Wind speeds over 55 MPH can uproot entire trees.
  • Lower wind speeds wrench branches off the tree. If there’s a shade tree near your home, that loose branch may hit your roof. Repairs could cost well over $2000, depending on the amount of damage.
  • Bad winds also lift your home’s roofing materials. After a bad storm, check these items:
    • —   Shingles
    • —   Tiles
    • —   Metal Flashing
  • Replace or nail down the loose materials to keep your roof water-tight.
  • QUESTION?
    How to Check for Roof Damage After a Storm
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SHOP: roofing and gutters (see below)
AMAZON: roof repair kits (new win)
PINTEREST: roof storm damage (new win)
HISTORY: biggest storm damage US (new win)
YOUTUBE: check for wind damage (new win)

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2:   Shingles expanding and contracting

Notes:

  • As the weather changes throughout the year, your home expands and contracts. Cold weather makes materials like shingles and window frames shrink. Hot weather does the opposite to your home.
  • All this movement is anticipated during the planning stage and your home should be fine. But sometimes when your roof is installed, there isn’t enough room for movement.
  • Over-crowded roofing materials bang into each other constantly. Eventually, the tiles or shingles crack and fall off the roof. The new bald spot gives rainwater a spot to seep into the roof’s sub-layers.
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  • roof shingle repairroof shingle removal toolroof shingle cutter

       some roof shingle repair tools to consider      

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YOUTUBE: why my shingles lifting (new win)

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3:  : Pest infestation

Notes:

  • The ecosystem on your roof attracts everything from mice to termites. They’re attracted by possible food sources trees leave on the roof.
  • Pests love burrowing in roofing materials because they absorb warmth from the sun. Many types of bees choose roofing materials for their new home. A beehive lifts shingles and invites mold into the sub-layers.
  • When small bugs take up residence in your roof, it attracts predators. Birds flock to your roof for an easy meal. As they eat, they leave behind acidic waste that destroys shingles.
  • QUESTION?
    5 Common Pests That Might Be Damaging Your Roof
  • carpenter bee killer spraycarpenter bee traps outdoor hangingroof owl decoyroof pest control

       some roof pest prevention ideas to consider      

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INFO: carpenter bee control (new win)
YOUTUBE: keep squirrels off roof (new win)

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4:   Mildew, mold, and moss

Notes:

  • Old leaves and twigs left on your roof too long trap moisture against the shingles. It takes as little as 24 hours for mold to develop in these conditions.
  • A little mold isn’t much of a concern. But when the mold spores spread, a little mold will turn into an infestation. Mold feeds on porous materials like shingles and plywood.
  • Mildew and moss likewise feed on roofing materials. They are also slippery and pose a hazard during roof repair projects.
  • Once a year, clear off all the debris on your roof. A low-pressure wash will remove off the mold and moss. Make sure to wash the roof during a season when it will dry fast.
  • QUESTION?
    How to Remove Moss from Your Roof (and Prevent It from Growing Back)
  • moss killer sprayroof mold removerroof moss control

       some roof moss prevention to consider      

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INFO: why mold & algae grow (new win)
YOUTUBE: keep moss from roof (new win)

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5:   An incomplete or broken gutter system

Notes:

  • Living in a place with frequent, heavy storms puts a strain on your gutter system. High winds loosen the gutter brackets. When the gutter shifts, it creates leaks at the joints.
  • Most homeowners don’t realize their gutter systems are incomplete without a gutter apron. The gutter apron directs the water running off the roof straight into the gutter.
  • Installed the right way, a gutter apron will extend your roof’s lifespan.
  • Without the gutter apron, water sticks to the roofing materials. It makes its way behind the gutter and dribbles down the fascia. Repeated leaks lead to wood rot across the lower edge of your roof.
  • QUESTION?
    10 Signs It’s Time for a Gutter Replacement
  • gutter repairgutter screwsgutter system

       some gutter repair ideas to consider      

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YOUTUBE: repair leaky gutters (new win)
YOUTUBE: replace gutter section (new win)




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6:   Filthy gutters

Notes:

  • Leaves and twigs create dams within the gutter system. The debris should be cleared in the spring and fall. If your home is surrounded by trees, you might want to clean them more often.
  • Water build-up in gutters allows moisture to wick into the eaves. Damp roofing materials are prone to developing mold or rot.
  • Clogged gutters redirect water down your home’s walls. The water puddling at the base of the exterior wall can seep into the basement. It can cost anywhere from $3,000 to $10,000 to restore a flooded basement.
  • QUESTION?
    5 Common Problems Caused by Clogged Gutters
  • gutter cleaning toolsgutter guardsgutter blockers

       some gutter protection ideas to consider      

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7:   Taking shortcuts during installation or repairs

Notes:

  • Learning how to install flashing the right way takes a lot of practice. Roofers who don’t take the time to learn lean on other methods, instead. A common method is roof cement.
  • On the surface, roof cement seems ideal. It’s pliable and easily creates a seal around a chimney.
  • What happens when the roof cement expands and contracts with the weather? It cracks and creates a leak down the side of the chimney.
  • QUESTION?
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  • roof ladder stabilizerextension ladderroof harness safety kit

       some roofing access tools to consider      

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INFO: BBB tip: roof contractors (new win)
YOUTUBE: roofing scams (new win)

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8:   Accidental puncture holes

Notes:

  • Accidents happen during roofing projects all the time. They’re usually no big deal if they’re fixed right away. But sometimes these accidents go unnoticed.
  • A common roof problem is nails in the wrong place. While installing the roof deck, it’s easy to miss the roof trusses. The nail wicks rainwater into the attic or crawlspace.
  • QUESTION?
    Protect Your Roof from 4 Types of Tree Damage
  • tree pruning sawtree pruning pole sawtree lopper

       some tree pruning equipment to consider      

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YOUTUBE: roping off roof limb (new win)
YOUTUBE: corrective tree pruning (new win)

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9:   No kickout flashing

Notes:

  • Ever wonder why there’s a water stain on the wall under the gutter? It comes from rainwater that runs off the roof and dribbles down the wall behind the gutter.
  • This problem happens where the roof’s edge meets a wall. Without something to divert the water, it follows the most natural path.
  • Kickout flashing blocks roof run-off and forces it to flow into the gutter. The kickout flashing should be 6 inches high to work properly.
  • QUESTION?
    about Kickout Flashing
  • roof flashingroof collarroof vent flashing

       some roof flashing ideas to consider      

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YOUTUBE: roof flashing repair (new win)
YOUTUBE: fix leaky roof vent (new win)

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10:   Loose nails

Notes:

  • Natural wear and tear on your roof will lift the shingles. While the shingles may settle back down, the nails holding them won’t.
  • The next time a big storm hits your home, flying debris can hook onto the loose nail. If the debris pulls out the nail, the roof will lose that shingle.
  • Gaps in the shingles allow rain to soak into the roof deck. A rotted roof deck can cost up to $3,000 to replace.
  • Stop These Common Roof Problems in Their Tracks

    Ignoring roofing problems leads to an expensive disaster down the road. Save yourself time and money by checking the roof once or twice a year.

  • Keep in mind, many of these roof problems need a professional to fix them. Roofers have vital safety equipment to prevent accidents during roof maintenance.
  • roof nailsroof nail gunroof nail sealant

       some roof popping nail fixes to consider      

  • What comments can you share about
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INFO: roof nails popping (new win)
YOUTUBE: repair nail pops (new win)

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