KCG Roofing and Carpentry has seen it all. There are many things that can cause roof damage, from hail damage to squirrel attacks. KCG Roofing and Carpentry is always available to repair or replace your roofing . We feel it is important to highlight the most common roof problems in order to help you minimize damage. Awareness is the first step in solving a problem. KCG Roofing and Carpentry can help you with any questions you may have or to set up an appointment with a roofing expert. We are always available to assist you.
Your roof protects you from the elements like rain, snow and wind. It is almost impossible to overlook leaks as they allow water, moisture, pests, and other contaminants into your attic, or top floor. Leaks can lead to mold growth and structural damage in your building.
Broken or Damaged Shingles
Shingle roofing may be the most popular roof type because of their affordability. Shingles are susceptible to sun and high winds damage. It is possible to repair damage by replacing individual shingles rather than replacing the entire roof.
Florida is home to many beautiful trees. However, we also experience high winds during storm season. Roofs are at risk from tree branches. Watch out for any branches that may be threatening your roof’s structure. Also, be aware of the tilt of your trees. Trees that lean too much should be removed.
Gutters and downspouts are designed to drain water from your roof and property, but they can also be damaged. Water can get drained from gutters or downspouts if they are blocked or loose. This could cause water to flow into your home and soak your yard. Sometimes, a simple unclogging and reattachment is sufficient. Sometimes, however, you may need to replace the entire device.
Flashing is made from metal strips that protect seams and edges on the roof. These are found in the valleys of your chimney and roof. Your roof can be exposed to cracks and leaks if the flashing is damaged.
Although squirrels may seem cute and furry, they need to be able to rest at night. Urban squirrels have limited access to trees so they have learned to adapt and build their nests on roofs and gutters. Their nests can block gutters, and their sharp teeth and claws can cause damage to roofing materials. To stop squirrels getting onto your roof, you can trim overarching branches or install tree traps.
This post was written by a roofing professional at KCG Roofing. KCG Roofing is a premier roofing contractor that does Riverview roofing! KCG Roofing has the experience and expertise to replace or repair your roof with quality materials and excellent craftsmanship. All our roofs are backed by a 15-year leak-free guarantee, the highest in the industry. We have been family-owned and operated for over 40 years.