The 10 most common roof problems are:
Your roof leaks and lets moisture inside. If your roof leaks, get it fixed fast. The longer you leave it, the harder it will be to fix and the more expensive it will be.
2. Pooled water
If water is pulling on your roof somewhere, it will eventually find a way inside the roof. Get on to the problem and fix it as soon as you notice.
It usually occurs when a roof has been installed using poor technique and or unacceptable quality. You need to get it fixed fast. WorldClass Roofing provides modern house restoration services. Try them if you are tired of house restoration services that do not provide what they guarantee.
4. Poor maintenance or lack of maintenance
Get a specialist to give you a maintenance schedule for your roof. Pay for it if you have to, but get it and then follow it.
5. Punctures and holes
A puncture or a hole can be made by anything from someone walking across the roof, to some animal or bird trying to either get on the roof or just being a malicious creature. Either way, a puncture or a hole in the roof has to be fixed fast.
6. Cracking and blistering
This will occur more and more like the roof ages. Flat roofs, in particular, are susceptible to severe cracking and blistering and doing a full restoration or replacement is the only way to stop it permanently.
7. Weather damage
Depending on where you live, will determine what kind of weather damage you will get. You can get anything from snow and ice damage, sun damage, and torrential rains damage. Just because you live in the tropics doesn't mean you can't get ice damage. Large hailstones can penetrate armour plating that alone a tiled roof.
8. Clogged gutters
If you allow your gutters to become clogged, they will fill up with water during heavy rain. The water will then eventually seep under the eaves and inside the roof. It will do similar damage to a water leak.
Powerful winds get up underneath the roof and balloon it out. If this occurs more than once, you will probably have to replace most of the roof.
10. Amateur repairs that fail
This last one is responsible for more roof damage than all the rest put together. It occurs when in a small problem has been fixed by an amateur and the fixers haven’t done it properly. The problem just grows and escalates until you are left with little option except for complete roof replacement.
Repair or replace that is the question.
There is a third alternative that you can think. It is called roof restoration. It is not a roof replacement, but it is a lot more than a roof repair. A repair will only fix a particular small problem. And of course replacing the roof means exactly that; replacing the whole roof. In some cases replacing the entire roof can be a lot cheaper than either repair or a restoration. So you have to do your homework once you know you need something done about what is keeping the rain off your head and stopping your most expensive asset from rotting away to nothing.
When a roofing specialist tells you that you need to do a regular physical inspection and cleaning of your roof, they don't mean every week; they propose probably every six months or so. And this in a lot of cases can be done without climbing up on the roof. If you have sloped roofs all around, then you can inspect the roof by just walking back a bit and turning around looking up. Walk around the house so you can see the whole roof and you should be able to see any problems. If you don't want to ever get up on your roof, then every year or so higher a professional to do an inspection. Compared to the price of the asset the roof is protecting, the cost of the examination is negligible.
Never accept a single quote for either a repair, restoration or replacement of your roof. The accepted practice is that you will get three quotes and compare the three. You may not necessarily accept the first quote or the cheapest; it will depend on what they are offering to do and what kind of guarantees are there to back it up. Also, do your due diligence about how long the company you are thinking of using has been in business and how satisfying their reputation is. In this day and age checking these bona fides is very easy.