Not having your roof inspected or maintained regularly may cause some serious damage to your home. Maintaining a sturdy roof will keep you comfortable and confident that it can withstand a storm.
There are common weak points you should check regularly to be sure that your roof is stable.
A fascia, typically a wooden board or a metal sheet, is the architectural term for a band running horizontally and situated vertically under a roof edge. Its purpose is also to hold rain gutters or to shield the layer at the edge of the roof from the blazing storm. This spot is mostly damaged due to the moisture that makes the fascia rot.
The finished surface below the fascia is called the soffit. It is the underside of any construction element. It is the structure that fills the spaces between the ceiling and the top of the cabinets mounted on the wall beneath the overhanging segment of a roof eave. Some of the soffits are vented and have small holes for ventilation.
This part of the roof is vulnerable to cracks and leaks since it is commonly made out of vinyl.
Roof flashings are components used to seal roof systems or edges, perimeters, penetrations, walls, valleys, drains and any other area where the actual roof covering terminates or meets another surface. If not checked regularly, water may enter the roof system and cause leaks.
The material used for flashing depends on the residential roofing installation. Usually, it is made from aluminum or galvanized steel. You can find most of these in valleys, around chimneys or even around dormer windows or skylights.
Another vulnerable spot, gutters are designed to keep water away from your building’s foundation and to protect its structural integrity. Gutters are susceptible to debris build-up. Small holes in the gutters can be fixed by using gutter sealant. If the hole is large, you can use a sealing patch to cover it.
The problem with shingles is that they can be prone to distortion, and their colors easily fade. Once they are gone or broken, they leave underlying wood susceptible to rotting, holes and other damage. If not properly ventilated during installation, they might buckle and cause your shingles to curl. If some of your shingles are missing, it’s probably because of the weather or improper installation.
For proper maintenance of your roof, ask Hometown Contractors Roofing to do the job. We are your expert contractors in the area of Georgetown, TX. Call us at (512) 635-4206 today for a free estimate.