Bergen County Roofing: Article About Minor Roofing Issues Can Become Major

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Every home requires regular maintenance in some way, particularly when considering the roof. With roofing, very small problems can add up over time in a very big way and can create very costly issues that require immediate attention. Bergen County Roofing professional contractors are capable of helping homeowners with any roofing cases because they know what warning signs to look for and the best way to make repairs.

For example, a simple leak is oftentimes the culprit that causes greater roofing issues. A leaky roof allows water to enter the home's interior, and the damage adds up quickly. Leaks are typically hard for a homeowner to locate until the damage has already been caused. Insulation can be destroyed, water stains may form inside the home, rafters can rot, and mold can grow and spread. Homeowners can prevent this from happening by taking several counter measures. A simple visual inspection of the roof may be enough to locate the issue early on. If damaged shingles or flashing can be spotted, the source may be found. However, this is not always the case. Sometimes, the cause of the roofing leak is hidden underneath the shingles, which may need to be removed in order to spot the problem.

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Standing water may be found, or black or darkened areas can be seen where the wood is rotting or molding.

If a visual inspection does not yield results, it is possible to simulate the problem and see firsthand where the issue lies. While spraying water over the roof, the homeowner can observe where the liquid flows. If it happens to be gathering or flowing to a specific area, the source may be located. From there, repairs can begin.

In the event that the problem lies not within the shingles but near a protrusion or feature, alternative steps should be taken. It's possible that the leak is the result of improperly sealed or damaged roofing vents. The waterproof grommet around the bases should be inspected to ensure they are free of any holes, rips or tears. Perhaps debris has struck the unit, and dislodged it from the base. Damaged rubber seals should be replaced with a brand new part and an extra bead of caulk added as well for insurance.

Water is a true force of nature, but it moves predictably. Any leak that seems to appear out of thin air can be tracked by moving up and above the source of the drip as the liquid will move down the roof and run off. Spending a day every year to inspect a roof for leaks will help to prevent any serious issues from occurring.

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