What Should I Know About Roofing Shingle Repairs?


Roofing issues come in different forms and severities. While some extent of the damage requires a total roof replacement, minor issues can be corrected with timely shingle repairs. So, if you’ve discovered any type of shingle damage on your roof, you need to get up and perform a roofing inspection immediately to find and fix the source of the damage. 

Considering the importance of a properly working roof to your bank balance as well as the overall structure of your home, it is wise to gain some understanding of the most crucial roof repairs to protect your home and investment.

If you have some idea about what to look for, not only will you be aware of the potential issues beforehand, but you'll also be able to fix your roofing problems quickly and at an affordable price. So, with that in mind, here are some of the most common roofing shingle repairs you may need during the lifespan of your roof. 

1. Missing or Cracked Shingles

As one of the most popular and oldest roofing materials around the country, asphalt roofing shingles do a great job at protecting your roof and home from weather elements all year round, and most importantly, at a cost-effective price. On the downside, these shingles can curl, buckle, or crack due to constant exposure to extreme weather conditions including UV rays over time.

High winds can blow them off and cause severe structural damage to the roof. And a roof with missing and broken shingles is extremely vulnerable to water damage. Rainwater can infiltrate the wood components underneath and cause them to rot and deteriorate. Roof leaks can lead to discoloration and water stains on your ceilings and walls. If left unattended, they can compromise the structural integrity of your entire home. Buckling and curling shingles usually occur in absence of proper ventilation. 

The good news is that if you perform inspections of your roof on a regular basis, you can effectively prevent most of these issues and avoid large-scale and expensive problems down the line. 

2. Fascia Problems 

A roof fascia is essentially your roof trim. It runs along the roofline. The primary function of the fascia is to protect your property from water intrusion by diverting rainwater away from your home. It is a simple yet proven way to prevent water damage inside your home. However, since fascia is frequently exposed to weather elements like rain, it can rot and sustain other types of damage over time. Secondly, fascia also plays a crucial role in the overall curb appeal of your home.

3. Soffit Issues

The soffit is the surface just below the rafters and fascia. One of the main functions of a soffit is to facilitate proper attic ventilation. In addition, it also protects your rafters and sheathing from rot. A soffit is generally made of vinyl so that it can resist water intrusion and other outdoor elements.

Like all other external components, your soffit can also deteriorate and crack a few years down the road. If not repaired in time, water can seep through it and cause water damage to your home. In the worst-case scenario, small insects and pests can enter your home through the holes and cracks in the soffit.

4. Damaged Flashings 

Flashing is used to protect highly vulnerable areas of a roof such as edges, drains, walls, and areas where the chimneys meet the roofing surface. Flashing serves as an effective waterproof barrier in areas where anything interrupts the roof covering.

However, over time, weather can take a toll on any type of flashing, causing it to come loose or deteriorate. Fortunately, flashing can be easily and quickly repaired or replaced unless your roof has sustained some serious damage due to worn-out flashing. 

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