The roof is only as strong as its weakest point. This means keeping a roof in good condition involves paying closer attention to the most common problem areas. Here’s a rundown on where to look for problems.
The trim running along the edge of your roof is one of the most vulnerable components in the system because the shingles directly above that area can’t protect it from wind or moisture coming from the side. Common problems include corrosion, warping and presence of warps or cracks.
The edges of the roof intersecting protrusions like vent boots and chimneys are protected by flashing strips and sealants. Over time, the strips can get worn out and warped, and the sealants can get brittle and crack open. Fortunately, a qualified roofer can easily replace damaged flashing and reapply sealant.
Valleys and Ridges
Valleys and ridges are where your roof’s planes intersect. Unfortunately, these areas are rarely covered by fully sized shingles. To make things worse, water runoff tends to get channeled towards the valleys, making them more likely to suffer from moisture damage.
The soffit is the underside of the roof that sticks beyond the building. Because the soffit is usually made of composite board, plastic or plywood, it often gets damaged by strong winds and even pest damage. Damaged soffit panels have to be replaced ASAP, preferably with help from a reputable roofing company.
Let us help you take care of your roof’s problem areas. Bradford Xteriors is the leading roofing contractor in Columbus, Arlington and Dublin, OH. You can contact us at (614) 328-8188 or fill out this contact form to request a free quote.