A damaged roof is perhaps the greatest threat to your home’s integrity. Think of rain water falling onto your furniture, family photos, and other precious belongings. If it’s bad enough, even the walls of your structure can be compromised. That’s why you should always be on the lookout for damage that requires roof repairs. Last month, our Brevard, NC roofing contractors shared several typical things we see as we go out to homes in our area. Today, we’d like to share three more common causes of roof repairs.
- Improperly installed skylights: Custom built homes often include many luxury features like skylights. But if these weren’t installed properly, they can lead to leaks. Poor measurements or seals are frequently the source of the problem. Look for water on the floor or stains on your ceiling or walls. If you notice any of these issues, call Southern Quality Company. As both a roofing contractor and a general contractor, we’ll make sure your skylights are fixed once and for all.
- Clogged gutters: If your gutters are clogged with twigs, leaves, pine needles, and other debris, the flow of water won’t be good. Your gutters will clog and water won’t flow away from the roof. When this happens, water can leak into the walls. This causes stains and rotting of the wood in your roof. Keep your gutters clean and if you notice damage, call a roofing contractor immediately.
- Age of the roof: Like anything else around your home, your roof has a lifespan. If your roof is more than 15 years old, it’s time to start keeping an eye on it. A qualified contractor like Southern Quality Company will let you know when roof repairs are need instead of a full roof replacement. Always work with reputable companies like us so you don’t get ripped off.
For help with these or any other roofing concerns, call Southern Quality Company. We help homeowners in Brevard, Transylvania County, and surrounding areas of Western North Carolina.