Common Roofing Issues & How to Solve Them

Keeping your roof in pristine shape is a part of homeownership that cannot be ignored. A healthy roof is essential for your home’s well-being – it keeps critters, rain, and excessive debris out of your home while allowing cool and warm air to stay put. However, roofing issues are bound to pop up. Let’s explore some common roofing concerns and how to fix them.

Roof Leaks

That pesky brown patch on your ceiling isn’t for decoration. It’s an indication that somewhere on your roof, there is a leak. Leaks are a result of various factors, such as not replacing your shingles in time or harsh weather conditions. Once our Kesting Construction team is able to locate the source of the leak, we will be able to seal and repair the damage ASAP. As a temporary remedy, use a bucket or a tarp in your home to prevent any damage to your floors or furniture.

Sagging Roof

Have you purchased an old home, only to realize the roof seems to be weighed down? Most roofs in good condition will last you about 15-20 years. Any roofs that have not been maintained in this time frame may be subject to structural damage and can sag. Insects and poor installation can also lead to a sagging roof. If possible, you should refrain from living in the home until the sagging is resolved. Should this not be an option, avoid the rooms where the sagging is most prevalent. Use tarps if the source of sagging is water damage and seek assistance from one of our contractors immediately.

Clogged Gutters

The role of a gutter system is to divert water flow away from your home. When gutters are clogged, it can lead to harmful mold growth and can increase the likelihood of water making its way into your home. When water pools on your roof excessively, it can wear down the lifespan of your shingles, leading to leaks or rotting. You can clean out your gutters yourself by using a ladder and a trowel to dig out debris and clear the gutters. From there, you can flush out the rest of the blockage with water! Should the blockage be too severe, give us a call and we’ll take care of the rest.

Poor Insulation

High energy bills are one of the biggest indicators that your roof insulation is in bad shape. Other issues you may notice are excessive condensation and thermal expansion. Roof insulation keeps your home dry and at a perfect temperature, so do not put this issue to the side. Though this is something you cannot fix yourself, contacting Kesting Construction is the best way to resolve this concern. We can replace your insulation and leave you with a comfortable home in no time.

Flashing Damage

Roof flashing is one of the key parts of your roof for water damage prevention. Flashing tends to consist of strong, waterproof metal materials, like copper or aluminum. When roof flashing sustains damage, you’ll likely notice damage to your shingles, as well as mold growth or severe leaks. You shouldn’t try to repair your roof flashing yourself – leave the hard work for us! 

Instead, look for any leaks inside your home and attend to those, cleaning up the water and placing buckets around the home accordingly. From there, we’ll assess which part of the roof has flashing damage, and we will replace, secure, and seal the area to prevent any further issues.

Let Kesting Construction Solve Your Roof Troubles!

Are you facing any roofing concerns that were not mentioned above? Reach out to Kesting Construction today for all of your home renovation needs! We’ll give you a free project estimate and take you through our process so you’re 100% in the know every step of the way. Just give us a call at 267.441.3070 or request your free estimate through our website today!

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