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3 Types Of Roofing Damage You May Encounter

by Harvie Simms

Eventually, there will likely be a need for you to invest in having a new roof installed or major repairs done to your current roof. While this type of work is not uncommon, a lack of accurate information can lead individuals to being unsure of when they should have this work done or what they should expect from it.

1. Major Damage To The Shingles

The shingles on the roof are among the most exposed portions of this part of your house. Not surprisingly, this will result in the shingles suffering some of the most extensive wear and tear. If the shingles are allowed to become severely compromised, the entire roof can suffer a range of serious problems.

For example, compromised shingles can make it easier for the roof to suffer extensive water damage. An experienced roofer will be able to inspect the extent of the damage to the shingles to determine whether the entire roof needs to be reshingled or only the impacted area.

2. Compromised Roofing Supports

The supports that hold up your roof must be able to accommodate incredible amounts of weight. In addition to the weight of the roofing materials, these supports will also have to withstand the strain from snow accumulating on the roof or high winds impacting it. Unfortunately, it can be possible for these supports to develop rot or other types of damage. When this occurs, the entire roof may be at risk of collapsing, and you will want to act quickly to have these damages repaired.

Unfortunately, many people will seldom venture into the attic to inspect these supports, but this is something that you may want to do at least once every few months. If you notice that the supports are starting to rot or have developed cracks in them, it can be worthwhile to contact a professional roofer to inspect the damage and determine the repair option that would be the most suitable.

3. Severe Blistering

Whether you have a rubber coated roof or one with shingles, it is possible for severe blistering to occur. This happens when parts of the roof will start to bubble up in response to extreme heat and moisture being trapped in the roofing materials. These blisters can pose a significant problem for the roof as they will compromise the ability of the roof to prevent water from seeping into the structure.

Luckily, the presence of a single or a couple of blisters will not always indicate that the entire roof needs to be replaced as it may be possible to patch the compromised areas. However, only a roofing professional will be able to make this decision effectively.