3 Problems Pittsburgh Homeowners Have with Their Roofs
With the touch decision of installing a new roof and the associated expense, one would be forgiven for thinking it comes without any problems in its lifetime. But this couldn’t be further from the truth. Like most things around the house, the roof will require regular checks, maintenance, and repairs – especially in areas that experience inclement weather.
Home Genius Exteriors knows this all too well, and over the years we’ve identified some of the most common problems Pittsburgh homeowners have with their roofs. These are a few of them:
External factors like weather are unfortunately out of any roofing contractor’s power to avoid, but we can still try our best to weather-proof a roof against the worst of elements. Pittsburgh homes are bound to encounter regular bouts of heavy rain, snow, and sleet in the winter, with the occasional storm.
This could potentially result in all kinds of problems for your roof, particularly if it hasn’t been regularly maintained. Anything from water build-up to falling debris could pose a threat to the roof and will likely require the help of professional local roofers.
No one enjoys that moment when they first discover a roof leak. You might stumble upon it by hearing an annoying drip, or worse, blisters on the interior walls of your home, caused by the seeping moisture.
Leaks can occur in the event of poor installation, where small gaps are left, allowing water to seep through. However, they can occur even after a perfect installation. Unfortunately, this is a consequence of an aging roof, that’s why it’s best to regularly maintain your roof and see to a faulty roof as soon as possible.
The blistering that develops on the home’s inside walls is as much a result of moisture as it is of poor ventilation. If a roof is not adequately ventilated, warm, humid air is allowed into the home and that warm air combined with the moisture is what causes the paint blisters. This is one of the important factors to be taken into account by your roofing service provider when installing the roof or during any consultation.