Common Roof Problems
Roofs are exposed to the elements, whether that’s the blazing sun or strong storms. Though they’re designed to handle these extremes, that doesn’t mean they’re impervious. In fact, they’re quite vulnerable, and we commonly see the following problems:
Do you notice drips forming on the ceiling or running down the walls whenever it rains? This is a clear indication that your roof is compromised. It’s not always easy, however, to know where the leak is without a thorough inspection. Our roofing experts will find the leak and make the necessary repairs so your home stays dry, even in the heaviest downpours.
Damaged or Missing Shingles
One of the most common roofing materials, due to their relatively low cost and ease of installation, are shingles. Although they’re tough, ongoing exposure to the elements can wreak havoc on shingles, causing them to become damaged or loose. We can replace damaged or missing shingles so the roof remains strong and attractive.
Missing or Damaged Flashing
Roof flashing is applied around chimneys and other areas to help direct water away from the roof. If the flashing is damaged or missing, water pools around these spots and eventually works its way into the roof structure. When this happens, the chances of a roof leak increase. We’ll locate the issue and repair or replace the flashing to minimize water damage.
Severe Storm Damage
Strong winds can literally rip parts of your roof right off of your house. Branches and other debris can cause roof tiles to break and fall off, and may even poke holes in your otherwise sound roof. It’s dangerous to climb on a roof that’s compromised by a storm, but our roofers are highly trained and they understand how to safely evaluate and repair a storm-damaged roof.
The Age of the Roof
Roof shingles generally have a lifespan of around 20 years, wood shake roofs last about 25 years, slate, copper, and tile can last 50 years, and clay tile roofs last between 50 and 100 years. As the roof ages, however, it’s more prone to damage from the elements. We can repair any type of roof, although if yours is close to the end of its usable life, we may recommend a replacement rather than repairs.
What Should I Do If My Roof Is Damaged?
A damaged roof, especially one that’s leaking, is an emergency and it requires immediate attention to protect your home’s structure and your family. Never attempt to climb on your roof to inspect it. It’s simply too dangerous. Instead, try to evaluate the damage from the ground. If you see missing shingles, broken tiles, or other obvious signs of damage, call a professional roof repair company like Ultra Foam Roofing for a professional inspection.
Roof Repairs Done Right
A damaged, leaking roof isn’t a small problem. In fact, it can lead to extensive repairs if it’s not taken care of right away. If you’re experiencing roof issues in Phoenix, Arizona, don’t hesitate to contact us right away for a free, no-obligation estimate for repairs. Just give us a call at (602) 708-0003 or contact us using our convenient online form to request an appointment today.