The Most Common Problems Homeowners Encounter With Their Roofing

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A problem with your roofing might be obvious, or it could be virtually unnoticeable, but either way, it needs to be repaired as soon as possible. Any problems with your Minnesota home’s roofing will quickly grow and spread, and they can cause major problems for many other parts of your home. As soon as roofing problems develop, they need to be repaired.

At Krumm Siding and Roofing Inc, we can provide you with any number of roofing repairs, but if you’re able to identify the problems before they get out of hand, those repairs will be much less complex and expensive.

To help you identify these problems, here are a few of the most common:

Roof Leaks

No matter what kind of roofing materials you have installed on your Minnesota home, if the roofing develops a leak, you have a crucial problem on your hands. Leaks on your roofing can be caused by a number of different things, but the most common problem is joint damage.

Joints are located between the roofing and a chimney, or between two sloped sections of a roof. The joints of your roofing are highly susceptible to leaks.

Your flashing is another part of your roofing where leaks commonly occur. Flashing is, simply put, a name for a number of different waterproofing materials. It’s used where anything comes up and out of your roofing, like a chimney, pipes, or vent stacks, to prevent water from seeping into these areas.

Over the years, flashing can become weak, and areas with flashing may become places where rain can seep in and underneath shingles. If the problem is caught early enough, the flashing can be resealed, but if it’s left untreated, this could turn into a major leak that requires extensive repairs.

Weather Damage

Although roofs are designed to withstand heavy rain, snow, and winds, as the first line of defense against weather and the elements, roofs are the first thing to be damaged during a storm. Either over time or all at once during a particularly strong storm, your Minnesota home’s roofing can be significantly damaged by weather.

If the shingles of your roofing become loose during a storm, wind can easily slip in and pill them up. Once that happens, many more parts of your roofing will be left susceptible to damage.

If you believe that your roofing was damaged during a storm, call our roofing contractors for an inspection. We’ll locate and repair any damage before it’s allowed to spread and grow.

Preventing Roofing Problems

Preventing these problems from developing is the best way to keep your Minnesota home’s roofing in the best condition possible. Our roofing contractors recommend that you have a roofing inspection at least once every three years. Inspections are the best way to make sure that you catch any problems with your roofing as soon as possible once they develop.

If you’re looking for a roofing contractor in St Paul, Western Wisconsin, or Minnesota, then please give us a call at (Wisconsin) 715-246-6090 / (Minnesota) 651-278-8520 or complete our online request form.

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