What Causes your Roofing Problems?
If you see physical damage on the exterior of your roof or signs of damage on your ceiling, you are one of the majority members of the population who has roofing problems. Unless there was inclement weather in your area, there should be no reason that a recently renovated roof (depending on the material used) should be failing. The failure of a roof is usually due to its design, selection of materials, or workmanship issues.
When you suspect that the integrity of your roof may be threatened, schedule a CPM Real Estate Inspection (CPMREI). This way, a trained, unbiased, professional can administer a comprehensive roofing inspections well as leading to instruction for corrective action.
Design– Many structures have flat roofs. This design is a fatal design flaw because there is no drainage and water can collect in pools along the roof leading to hundreds of thousands of pounds of unstable weight on the roof. Not only can a roof collapse, damaging the property, it is a critical concern for the safety of those inhabiting the building.
Selection of materials– You might have also chosen (or your contractor may have suggested) the wrong roofing type for the area in which you live in. For example, you chose for shingles to be installed on your roof when you live in an area in which ceramic tiles are recommended. Then, a storm comes, causing extreme damage to your roof that would have otherwise been lessened or avoided had you used a different roofing material.
Workmanship Issues– If you hired a contractor that may have cut corners and costs, this could haunt you during your roof’s lifespan. Many people use contractors recommended by friends or family. Although this strategy may be convenient, you may not be sure of the credibility, experience, and compliance to the many laws involved with construction that this person or company encompasses. This is why is is crucial to hire a reputable, honest, and dependable company for all your roofing needs.
Leaks– They can be a sign of something much more serious. They usually begin slowly and ultimately identify themselves as a stain on the ceiling or underside of the roof. Ignoring this tell-tale sign of a leak can lead to further extensive roof damage, such as mold, rotting, and/or costly replacement of materials. It is important to find and assess these leaks before they cause damage to the building materials in the inhabited places below.