Replacing a roof is expensive and time-consuming. Yes, there are times when it cannot be avoided. However, if you pay close attention to smaller problems that arise, you could save a lot of time and money down the road. To do this, it’s important to look out for common problems and resolve them as quickly as possible before they grow worse. With this in mind, here are three common roofing problems you should get fixed as soon as possible.
- Improper Installation
Because repairing and replacing a roof is expensive, it can be tempting to cut corners to lower the price. This might mean hiring a friend who works in construction or choosing a company with less experience in the business because they provided the cheapest rate. Sometimes this works out just fine, but many times it leads to improper installation. This can cause anything from roof leaks to cave-ins, so always hire professionals to get the job done right the first time.
- Insufficient Drainage
Sometimes a perfectly good roof can be damaged by insufficient drainage. Just as pipes and gutters are directed at certain lengths and angles away from the house to protect the foundation, a roof needs similar consideration. Failure to do so can lead to ponding of water in certain areas of the roof, which will eventually cause the roof to leak and possibly cave in.
- Overhanging Trees
Many people don’t think of trees as a roofing problem, until old age or a bad storm causes a branch or the whole tree to fall onto the house. Unfortunately, by then it’s much too late. Even worse is that these incidents usually require full or partial replacement of the roof and can lead to injury or death.
As you can see, the best way to save time and money on roofs is not to cut corners, but to fix smaller problems before they grow into larger ones. If you suspect your roof needs to be inspected, repaired or replaced, don’t wait for disaster to strike. Contact Novalis Roofing & Siding today by calling (973) 635-1165 or completing a contact form to get a free estimate on your next project.