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Common Roof Problems

Are you wondering what the common roof problems are?  The most common roof problems are decking issues, roof ventilation issues, leaky, and waves in the roof.  If you notice any of these problems with your residential roof, give the professional roofers at TX Roof Company a call at 832-669-2020.

Decking Roof Issues

Decking is the sheathing under the roof. Decking is commonly made of plywood or oriented strand board, a kind of wood particle board.  A leak in the roof can expose water to the decking, which may cause the wood to rot. Nails that are in rotted decking will not hold in place; therefore rotten decking needs to be repaired before a new roof can be installed or repaired.

It ‘s hard to know how much decking is damaged and needs replacing until the entire roof is torn off.

It is a common practice in the roofing industry to give a firm price for the replacement and separate per unit bid for any decking that may need to be replaced.

To prevent making an unnecessary replacement, property owners should ask the roofing company to set aside damaged decking so they can inspect it themselves.

In this video, is can see an example of rotten decking and repair: https://youtu.be/eE-zvI3JuHI

Roof Ventilation Issues

An attic that is well ventilated can make a massive difference in the longevity and performance of roofing materials. Also, a well-ventilated roof will help cool your home. For moister to evaporate and for heat to dissipate, air needs to be able to move throughout your attic. Allowing heat and more humid air to build up in your attic that can cause mold and mildew to grow, resulting in the rafters and sheathing to rot, and allowing shingles to overheat. This will shorten the life of shingles.

Your attic is a self-running ventilation system. The soffit vents allow cooler air to enter the attic through the eaves. When the air heats up in the attic, it rises, then exits through ridge vents. This soffit and ridge vent system is one of the most affordable and efficient systems available and is effective stopping the build up of warm moist air.

More information about roofing ventilation can be watched here: https://youtu.be/3Nfvax0Ul5g

Leaky Roof

To prevent leaks, you should hire a qualified roofing professional, such as the roofers at txroofcompany.com, to install and repair your roof. Our roofers know the specifications of the roof and the flashing. Other roofers will use caulking to fix the leak, but this is hardly the correct method. A leak can simple return and cause even more issues in the future to your roof. Most of the time the flashing will need to be repaired to prevent a future leak.

Most common cause of leaks are caused by problems with the flashing, but leaks can be caused by a number of factors.

Flashing is the metal placed over trouble spots such as sharp angles.

Waves in the Roof

Does your roof look like waves when looking up from the ground? This could be caused by a rotten decking. Rotten wood cannot hold nails, so these nails will release their grip on the decking causing it to rise making a wave within your roof. A new roof cannot be installed on rotten decking; it is important that all rotten decking is replaced before installing a new roof on your home.

For a free roof inspection or roof cost estimate give us a call at 832-669-2020.