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Common Roofing Problems in St Louis

common roofing problems st louis

Sometimes roofing problems are staring you right in the face, like a tree crashing through your roof and taking out your gutter on its way down. Other times a roofing problem is less obvious, and by the time you notice it, the damage is done. Roofing contractors in St Louis have seen it all, but here are six of the most common roofing problems in the area:

Roof leaks

Coming in at number one on the list of common roofing problems, roof leaks and moisture. Usually, by the time you notice a roof leak, the problem has been building for weeks. The source of the leak may not be visible, but there are some signs of roof leaks that homeowners can watch for:

  • Water spots on ceilings or walls
  • Cracked, buckling, curling or missing roof shingles
  • Damaged gutters
  • Any signs of visible mold

Poor installation

Starting off on the wrong foot isn’t good for any home improvement project, but especially when it comes to your roof. Faulty installation will increase the amount of problems you have with your roof over time, not to mention shorten your roof’s life span!

Lack of maintenance

When you ignore the recommended maintenance on your car, over time, issues start popping up, and the car doesn’t drive as well as it should. The same applies to your roof. Skipping regular maintenance only leads to more problems down the road. When a licensed roofing contractor performs routine roof inspections and maintenance, they can catch small problems or potential problems before they get worse.

Blow-off damage

During a storm with high winds, the side of the roof exposed to the most severe winds is likely to suffer from some blow off damage. If you find shingles on the ground after a severe storm, time to call the roofing contractor - missing shingles aren’t just bad to look at, they can mean a lot of damage from leaks in the near future. Roofing systems that aren’t installed correctly are at an even greater risk of damage from high winds.

Gutter problems

If your gutters are clogged or damaged, then they can’t do their job of protecting your home from basement flooding or other water damage. Backed up water in the gutter will get underneath the shingles and sooner or later you will have rot to deal with as well. Having your gutters checked should be just another part of your routine roof maintenance, along with more frequent checks to see that the gutters are clear of debris.

Attic ventilation

If your attic isn’t properly ventilated, then it will reach incredibly high temperatures during the summer, essentially heating up your shingles from underneath. This heat will reduce the ability of the shingles to block moisture and that means, more risk for leaks!

Roofing problems in St Louis often start off small, but that doesn’t mean they don’t have the potential to do major damage to your home - inside and out. No matter what the issue, make sure you hire a licensed and insured roofing contractor with a solid reputation to handle any repairs or replacements. Having the work done by a professional will save you time and money in the long run.

  • jennifer.luber
    5 Star Rating

    "CWC Roofing & Exteriors completed our roof last Summer after a couple of nasty hail storms and did a wonderful job! We recommended them to several of our neighbors who also seemed very pleased with their results."

  • marilynmiller
    5 Star Rating

    "These guys were very professional, they finished their work in one day, and had a dedicated safety person on site at the beginning of the installation. When they left, I could not even tell they had been there."

  • spill10
    5 Star Rating

    "This was one of the most professional businesses I have ever had the pleasure of working with. The customer service they provided from start to finish was impeccable along with the roof they installed. I highly recommend working with them and going with the integrity roof system. You will not regret it."

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