In today’s post we discuss second of the two most common Michigan winter roofing issues i-e roof leaks. Unfortunately it is also a very common issue as well. Our team here at American Standard Roofing will be discussing it in detail and give some helpful tips to homeowners.
Roof Leak Damage Explained:
As mentioned above, roof leaking can cause all sorts of damage to the property. Our team agrees that skylights and flashing near chimneys are perhaps the biggest victims of roof leaks. Water is a huge factor in causing damage to your home. Cracking, bruising and blistering of the surface of the roofing material can also weaken your shingles and roof in general. But the best news is that it is preventable.
- Always stay on top of your repairs windows, flashing or shingles. We recommend being proactive during summers. This will help combat potential water damage in your home. Having these small issues looked at will help keep costs low in the long run.
- Have good insulation and ventilation systems in place before winter arrives. Proper attic insulation and ventilation keeps roofs temperature stable. This helps moisture levels to stay at bay. Always schedule a roof inspection well in advance.
- If you are thinking about roof replacement, make sure you go with certified contractors who have licensed workmen.
- Finally, always have good quality shingles and products installed on your roof. Your roofs condition is critical in maintaining your home’s value. And even if you are thinking about selling your home anytime soon, good quality materials will last longer, repairs will be less and give you more peace of mind.