What Causes Roof Failure and Roof Damage?

Owning a home is one of the most exciting goals you can achieve in life. It can also be stressful. There always seems to be something on the to-do list for homeowners, including repairing or replacing the roof of the home. Aastro Roofing understands how difficult it can be to determine whether or not a roof is damaged or if it needs to be replaced. Here’s what causes roof failure and roof damage. 

Poor or Faulty Materials

In the majority of cases, a roof fails because poor or faulty materials were used in the most recent installation. Homeowners might not have the money on hand to pay to have a new roof installed on their home, which could cause them to purchase cheap materials for the project. This will only help you save money right now. Going with cheap materials will cost more down the road because the entire roof will need to be replaced well before its lifetime has expired.

Poor Design of the Roof

There are things that are completely out of a homeowner’s control when it comes to roof failure and one of those things is the design of the roof. Poor roof design doesn’t come with a roofing contractor. It usually happens with the construction of the home. There might not have been enough slope to the roof when the home was built or there isn’t enough proper ventilation in the roof to remove moisture. Poor ventilation in a roof will lead to moisture and air being trapped in the attic space, which eventually can lead to the growth of mold.

roof failureMissing Flashing

Every roof needs flashing installed. If there’s none installed, water can seep into the home. Roof flashing is part of a weather-resistant barrier installed on most homes in Florida. It helps seal seams and joints so that water does not travel down them, accessing the home and causing water damage or the growth of mold and mildew.

Lack of Maintenance

Have you suffered roof damage due to severe storms? Did a tree or limb fall on your roof? If so, you need to have the roof checked for damage and repair. A lack of maintenance of the roof can lead to serious issues with the roof and the interior of your home. Maintenance can include replacing shingles that fly off the roof in a storm. Do not continue to go with missing shingles or water will invade your home.

Poor Installation

Another common cause of a faulty roof is poor installation of the roof in the first place. Maybe you worked with a roofing contractor that is not licensed or has a poor record with the Better Business Bureau. Poor workmanship is often a leading cause of roof failure in Florida.

Having Roof Issues? Call Aastro Roofing Today

Have you been dealing with roofing issues? Have you noticed water stains on your ceilings or walls? If so, it’s time to call the trusted roofing contractors from Aastro Roofing about your problems. Call our office in Deerfield Beach at 561-409-3280 to schedule an appointment for service.