It’s a good idea to have your roof inspected on a regular basis and fix minor issues before they become major problems.
Repairing Common Roofing Problems
Repairing Common Roofing Problems in Atlanta, Peachtree City, Fayetteville, GA
We can quickly and effectively fix any roof problem, big or small
Do you have a roofing problem? Sometimes roofing problems are obvious, like missing shingles or when shingles are blown off the roof during a storm. Other times, a closer look is required to identify an issue that deserves attention. Some problems are easy to detect, while others require an expert eye.
The good news is that all the problems explained below can be detected and corrected when you work with an experienced, full-service roofing contractor like PGRS: Professional Grade Roofing + Siding.
No matter how big or small your roofing damage, we have the solutions and expertise to be able to fix the issue quickly and effectively. We provide reliable roofing repair services for any of the common roofing problems that might be affecting the integrity of your roof.
We are Metro Atlanta’s expert roofing contractors, providing our comprehensive roofing services to property owners in Peachtree City, Atlanta, Fayetteville and the surrounding areas.
One way that high winds damage roofing materials is by blowing the finished roofing entirely off the roof. Blow-off damage typically occurs in a section of the roof or on an entire side of the roof that was exposed to the highest winds. Roofing felt and roof sheathing can also be blown away by severe winds.
Storms and high winds damage roofing indirectly by causing tree limbs and entire trees to fall on the roof. Structural damage from impacts can range from small punctures in the roofing and roof sheathing to the complete collapse of the roof or roof section.
Roof shingles (asphalt and wood) can show signs of damage simply because they’re wearing out. In other cases, damage occurs because of other factors. Missing, broken and torn shingles can be caused by wind, impact or foot traffic. Old shingles often cup, curl and become brittle; these are all signs of roofing that should be replaced. “Bald” shingles that have lost their protective granules detract from the roof’s appearance and will age prematurely if they’re exposed to direct sunlight. During a roof inspection, it’s also important to look for “nail pops” — roofing nails that have been pushed up through roof shingles and can cause roof leaks.
Unless a large tree branch has punched a hole in your roof, roof leaks can be difficult to detect. Water can leak past the roofing through a hole made by a popped nail. It can also leak into your house around damaged flashing . The point where the leak found its way to your living space may or may not be close to the leak location.
Damaged or Missing Roof Flashing
The main purpose of flashing is to keep water away from building materials or building assemblies that can be damaged by moisture. Flashing can be replaced or reused during re-roofing and roof repair. It can also be omitted or incorrectly installed.
Impact from hail and windblown objects will sometimes crack the glass in roof-mounted skylights. Over time the UV rays will deteriorate the seal around the skylights glass.
Roof Ventilation Issues
Sometimes roof vents (like a gable-end vent, for example) allow insects and animals into the attic because they aren’t properly screened. In other cases, there may not be sufficient ventilation, necessitating the installation of additional vents. Ventilation problems can also result when vent openings are blocked.
When wood gets wet and can’t dry out completely, wood rot is likely to occur. Even a small leak can result in rotted roof sheathing and rafters, which will seriously weaken the roof structure. Other areas vulnerable to wood rot include the fascia board and soffit.
Too Many Layers of Roofing
When a new asphalt shingle roof is installed on an existing house, the old asphalt shingle roof can be removed or left in place. Most building codes say that you can’t install more than one layer of asphalt roofing, but this rule is sometimes ignored. There are two main problems with two or more layers of roofing. First off, the uppermost roofing shingles are likely to be uneven and inadequately anchored to the roof sheathing. Secondly, the combined weight of the roofing material can exceed the strength of the roof framing.
We are Metro Atlanta's experts for quality roof services
After inspecting your roof, our certified professionals will know exactly what needs to be done to repair your roof. Some damage will only need minor repairs, while other roofing damage will require a complete roof replacement. We will help you choose the right solution to ensure you get the most out of your investment.
We are dedicated to providing quality services and products at affordable prices. We also provide emergency services when you need them.
Call us at 770-486-3988 or get a free estimate online for roof repair, replacement, or any of our other roofing services, available in Atlanta, Peachtree City, Fayetteville, Brooks, Newnan, Moreland, Peachtree Corners, Tyrone, Grantville, Smyrna and many parts of Georgia.